Military instructors as PE teachers
After showing up for four rounds of meetings at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing – and sending 866 letters of opposition to Sacramento last month alone – physical education teachers lost the fight to prevent military instructors from being able to earn a new special teaching authorization in physical education.
In opposing the new teaching authorization, physical education teachers said it gives pseudo-credibility to military instructors as physical educators and is a rebuke to their profession. Military instructors argued strenuously in favor of the authorization, saying that additional training in physical education will improve their instruction and help to sustain or increase enrollment in their programs.
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