In his recent letter, "KIPP's teachers are not qualified," Alan Barnes confused being qualified to hold a license to teach with being qualified to teach.
Additionally, Barnes conveniently fails to mention that each of his university instructors was not licensed either.
Would I be correct in assuming that they were not qualified to provide the instruction that allowed Barnes to obtain a license? And would it not follow, based on his logic, that Barnes' license is itself suspect?
Teacher licensure is a function of government. And, as such, it satisfies a political motive, and nothing else.