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Teacher Externship Is Dead

Governor Kasich
Governor Kasich

The part of Gov. John Kasich’s budget that would have required teachers to spend time shadowing business leaders in order to renew their licenses has been scrapped. 

Kasich has been adamant about his plan, pushing it in his State of the State speech earlier this month.

"I want to make sure that our teachers, when they go for their re-license, that they spend a few days working in a business, learning about the work force needs of a community.”

It isn’t a surprise that the teacher externship, as it was often called, is not in the House version of the budget, given the comments House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and Senate president Larry Obhof made about it, including at the State of the State speech.

House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger “I’ve been pretty clear where I stand on this so….”

Senate President Larry Obhof “I’ve been pretty clear where I stand on it too.”

Teachers unions had opposed the idea as well.

Copyright 2017 The Statehouse News Bureau

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.