Monday, February 1, 2010

50. DuBose Porter on National Board Certification for Teachers

Several teacher's have asked DuBose where he stands on National Board Certification. Here is his statement from a press release from September 28, 2009:

DuBose Porter speaks out again

against elimination of

National Board Certification for Teachers

Atlanta – DuBose Porter, candidate for Governor in 2010, again voiced his opposition to the elimination of the year long rigorous program of becoming Nationally Board Certified, and the 10 percent salary increase that comes along with it, for teachers.

“We should not eliminate Nationally Board Certification for our teachers,” said Representative Porter. “Teachers throughout Georgia have gone through this rigorous program because they know it will improve their skills in the classroom. This is another step backwards for our future citizens. This Legislature has once again damaged Georgia's prosperity in the future by cutting education today. "

To view DuBose Porter’s remarks during the session against the passage of HB 243 which took Georgia another step back in education click below:

DuBose Porter believes in Education.
When it comes to our children, we can invest now or pay later.

Georgia is number one in the percentage of our population in the correctional system.
It cost $8,000 to educate a child and up to $50,000 to imprison one.
You can't afford those statistics.

Vote for DuBose Porter.
Put your voice back in your government.
Democratic Primary July 2010