(Victor Joecks, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – State law requires prospective teachers to understand the U.S. and Nevada constitutions.
If the Clark County School District gets its way, new teachers won’t have to.
And that’s a good thing.
The district gets to request two bill drafts each regular session of the Nevada Legislature. Senate Bill 20, sought by the district in this year’s session, would repeal the constitutional-knowledge requirement.
On the surface, it sounds like a terrible idea. Of all the hoops new teachers have to jump through, ensuring teachers understand the founding documents of our country and state is one of the most defensible.