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Brown calls for new fees on teacher preparation review

posted Feb 7, 2014, 8:54 AM by Gary Jones
by Tom Chorneau(Calif.) Still struggling to find a fiscal footing in the wake of the recession, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing would be granted additional authority to impose fees on educator preparation programs under a proposal from the Brown administration.

The agency, which serves as the state’s standards board for teacher certification and professional conduct, is one of the few departments that do not receive any support from the state’s general fund. Instead all of its revenue comes from fees paid by teachers and teaching candidates for credentialing activities.

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New educators face reduced benefits from CalSTRS, potential BTSA costs (up to $4,000 depending on the school system), and now greater CTC fees. This will not increase interest in our field. Gary