It's back. Here is a summary of REPA II's rule changes that would affect fine arts and special education teachers licensing criteria:
"What does it mean for students, parents and taxpayers to have teacher
candidates without a comprehensive professional education background,
working with students in fine arts or special education classes across
Indiana Public Schools?
What kind of learning experiences are children likely to encounter with
adults who have little or no training in education methods, pedagogy or
child development who have been selected to teach visual arts, music or
special education students?
Do parents and taxpayers expect special education, fine arts and music
education teacher candidates to have extensive training as professional
educators in the areas they have been intrusted to engage Hoosier school
Here (log in to Google) are some talking points.
Why the rush to REPA II?
Contact the Indiana State Board of Education before Dec. 5th and voice your concerns.
Please share with your parent groups!