Letter: Certification provision is discriminatory

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Re: Our June 20 editorial “Does certification make the teacher?”: When it comes to a provision in the $617 million bill passed which will allow the hiring of non-certified teachers by Detroit Public Schools, would you want a noncertified neurosurgeon operating on you?

You argue that “Lawmakers are being criticized for applying this teacher hiring provision only to DPS and are accused of thinking Detroit students deserve less than other kids around the state.”

I say if the hiring of noncertified teachers is good for DPS, then it should be good for all the other school districts in the state.

This provision is discriminatory against DPS and its students, which may lead to a lawsuit.

Thomas Wilson, Jr., Detroit

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