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LSUFanHouston
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Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
My wife (no pics) started teaching in Louisiana (high school) in 2003. Katrina hits and we move to Texas. She gets her teaching certificate transferred to Texas. All is well. She teaches high school in Texas.

While we are living in Texas, she goes to grad school to get a master's in educational leader, and passes a test to get a principal certification in Texas. She continues to be a teacher, but got it in case one day she decided to become a principal.

2012, we move back to Louisiana. she gets a job teaching high school in Louisiana. She contacts the state, and the state tells her that it would be "easier" for her to update her "old" LA teaching certificate, with the new courses/endoresements or whatever she got in Texas, then to transfer her Texas certificate back to LA. She says sure. Life is well.

Fast forward to 2018. She is starting to show some interest in becoming a principal, and goes and talks to her district's HR department. Apparently LA does not "honor" her Texas principal certificate. Apparently they never did. She needs to apply for a new one in LA. (This would have been the case even if she transferred her texas teaching cert). She meets all the requirements, except one... she has to take another qualification test... LA won't honor the Texas one. The test cost $425 plus study materials.

Moral of the story: Louisiana education system sucks and is full of bureaucratic crap.


CaptainsWafer
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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My wife (no pics)


Stopped reading here.


bleeng
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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we move back to Louisiana


There's where I question your life choices....


GreatLakesTiger24
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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The test cost $425
that's like an entire paycheck for a teacher in LA


LSUFanHouston
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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There's where I question your life choices....


Louisiana girl wanted to move home. End of story.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
So you’re bitching about a test that she had to take either way? Nice


tom
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
I overheard two teachers yesterday in Baton Rouge plotting all kinds of nefarious administrative activities to get one of them a job. One of them even suggested it is all about who you know!


Areddishfish
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
It's kind of true of many professions. Unless states note that they reciprocate with other states for requirements, you have to get up to date with that state's standards. True of doctors, nurses, lawyers, etc.


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High C
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
Tip of the iceberg. We (teachers and educators in LA) are all the Titanic.


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rowbear1922
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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that's like an entire paycheck for a teacher in LA


From the way some of them bitch, it sounds like their yearly salary.


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Alt26
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
Why should Louisiana be required to "honor" a professional license/certificate obtained in a different state?


tigerinthebueche
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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2012, we move back to Louisiana



this was the first mistake.


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nerd guy
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
She's going to have to start banging students to get ahead.


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Thib-a-doe Tiger
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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Why should Louisiana be required to "honor" a professional license/certificate obtained in a different state?



Right? I have licenses in several states that each require some sort of testing, fees, and continuing ed in some cases


CoachChappy
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She meets all the requirements, except one... she has to take another qualification test... LA won't honor the Texas one. The test cost $425 plus study materials.


Yep, Louisiana is fricking stupid about certification.

BTW, the test is easy. I got my masters of Ed concentrating on SPED, and I passed the test with no trouble.
This post was edited on 6/13 at 12:44 pm


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The Torch
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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She contacts the state, and the state tells her that it would be "easier" for her to update her "old" LA teaching certificate, with the new courses/endoresements or whatever she got in Texas, then to transfer her Texas certificate back to LA. She says sure. Life is well.


Sounds like she talked to Shareka who doesn't give two shits about her job or your wife, she just wants to get off the phone and back to facebook. She'll tell ya anything to get you to hang up


LaBR4
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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Louisiana education system sucks and is full of bureaucratic crap.


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Boudreaux35
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
Teacher whining. SHOCKER!!!


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LZ83
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
My state X-ray licenses isn’t good in almost all states. They require their own.


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TigerDeacon
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re: Louisiana doing Louisiana things: re education
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LA won't honor the Texas one. The test cost $425 plus study materials.



I would probably feel sorry for you if I hadn't had to take another bar exam when I moved back to Louisiana from North Carolina.


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