Alternative Teacher Certification, A Way To Improve Education, Help Minorities

State policymakers who are interested in improving the quality of teaching in Wisconsin’s public schools should consider offering an effective alternative form of teacher certification, according to a research report released today by the MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Genuine alternative teacher certification will expand the pool of talented teachers, get more minority teachers in the classroom, and address potential shortages for math and science teachers, the report concludes.