Yesterday I posted a story from North Carolina about tweaks to the charter bill SB 337.

This is a correction sent to me by the reporter.

Originally the bill said that those who teach in charter schools did not need any certification.

At present, 75 percent of charter teachers in grades K-5 must be certified teachers, but the revised bill will drop that proportion to 50 percent, not zero.

One of those who was critical of certification requirements was Rep. Larry Pittman. He said he was misquoted in the original post, so the reporter dutifully printed his remarks in full.

Rep. Larry Pittman and his wife were disappointed in the public schools, so they home-schooled their children, who are doing well in college, which apparently goes to prove that no training or preparation or certification is necessary for teachers. Anyone can teach, right?

The link reminds me of the adage attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”