Who Decides Who Becomes a Teacher?
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Policy instruments such as edTPA shift the authority for certification decisions away from faculty in Schools of Education and teachers in the field and toward temporary contract workers hired and paid by private corporations. The implications of this shift are serious. When corporate entities, whose primary aim is profit, are entrusted with decisions about the public good, profit trumps justice. The drive for standardized mechanisms of accountability that are profitable and scalable inevitably marginalizes significant funds of knowledge in schools, in communities, and in higher education.