Governor proposes lifetime teacher certification

As schools across the state face a critical teaching shortage, some say a proposal in Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal, unveiled last week, could help the problem. The governor is suggesting offering a lifetime teaching license, eliminating continuing education requirements for teachers. “Now we’re in an area or a time when there’s getting to be a teacher shortage,” said Scott Ashmann, UW-Green Bay College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare Associate Dean. Educators said there’s about a 25 percent decrease in the number of students that are becoming teachers throughout the UW-system. WBAY has the story.