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This came over the wire a few minutes ago, maybe of some use to us all:

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TROOPS TO TEACHERS LEGISLATION

With recent changes in the legislation governing the Troops to Teachers program below are a few of the important points that need to be shared with any possible participant that wants to be enrolled in the Troops to Teachers Program. If you even think you might want to be a teacher you need to get registered with the TTT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The program now is under the Department of Defense rather than the Department of Education.

MEMBER ELEIGIBILITY:

1. To be eligible for selection to participate in the program any member who on or after January 8, 2002 who is separated or released from active duty after four or more years of continuous active duty immediately before the separation or release, others who have completed six years of service and execute a reserve commitment agreement for a period of not less than three years. This is for the counseling and referral services.

2. If teaching before they are registered they cannot be considered as a candidate for the bonus. If you are not eligible for the post 9-11 GI Bill you may qualify for the stipend. (If you transfer your post 9-11 GI Bill to a spouse or children and are no longer eligible for the bill and get a letter from the VA in writing that you are no longer eligible you may qualify for the stipend).

3. To be eligible you must apply to the program within three years after leaving the service unless you are retired from either active duty or the reserves.

4. If you teach in certain curriculum areas that are deemed as critical and in a HIGH NEEDS SCHOOL as defined by law you may be eligible for up to $10,000.00 bonus while if you teach in an ELIGIBLE SCHOOL as defined by law you may be eligible for up to $5,000.00 bonus.

5. Participants teaching in a ROTC Program may only be eligible for a maximum of $5,000.00 bonus and that will not be paid until the end of the TTT fiscal year.

These are some of the changes in the bill as we understand it but stay tuned for other possible changes to follow.

 

John T. Parker, Major USAF, (Ret)

Supervisor, Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education

Veterans Education and Training/Central States Troops to Teachers

3100 Lemay Ferry Rd, Room 110

St Louis , MO 63125

Phone-314-467-5079/ 877-530-2765

Fax-314-467-5077

E-mail-john.parker@dese.mo.gov

Visit our website: www.troopstoteachers.mo.gov

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Wish I had known about this before I became a teacher! I got out of the Marine Corps reserves in 2005 and began teaching the next year 06-07.

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I know Maj. Parker a little bit, and he sure is working hard to make this happen for regional GIs.

 

Don't know their stats or anything like that, but it seems may be a useful thing.

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My daughters who are teachers keep telling me I should get into this program because of my love of history amd my BA in History, but I keep telling them I'd last maybe ten minutes because the F bombs and other GI speak would get me in trouble because of the knuckle heads in schools today.

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Is this a "GI Bill of Rights" for the 21st Century? Growing up as a schoolboy in the UK back in the 50s, quite a few of my male teachers were ex-servicemen. After the war, the British government faced a teacher shortage so they instigated a kind of "emergency training program" actively recruiting from the military. Some of those men were among the finest teachers I ever had. I eventually went on to become one myself.... for 36 years!

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Is this a "GI Bill of Rights" for the 21st Century? ... After the war, the British government faced a teacher shortage so they instigated a kind of "emergency training program" actively recruiting from the military.

 

Ian, this is NOT the 21st Century GI Bill - that's called the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and is a different topic all together...with some significant improvements.

 

Troops to Teachers is akin to the program you describe which "fast tracks" former GIs through the teacher certification program. Specifics vary by state (since the States set their own teacher certification rules), but it reduces some of the administrivia which fledgling teachers must undergo, compared to a traditional undergrad teacher in training. "That's all I know about that."

 

I looked into it a little, a few years ago, but think I'd end up like M1AShooter if I were to get into teaching at this point in life.

 

Steve

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MAJ Paul Syverson (OIF, 2004) CPT Tom Miller (OIF, 2005)

SSG Scottie Bright (OIF, 2005) CPT Chris Petty (OIF, 2006)

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That's what happened to me after service, some years later I made an attempt to teach in public schools.

 

Total freaking disaster

 

Most of the kids were great, did their work, paid attention, were courteous.

 

However, the handful in every class who were total fools making trouble made it miserable, and worst of all, there was very little anyone could or would DO about it.

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I looked into maybe teching after I left active duty. The state I was living in didn't make it wasy at all to be a teacher. I couldn't believe all the hoops one had to jump through. I'd already had a job that took forever to get (being an Army officer), I didn't want to jump right into another.

But just like m1ashooter said, I'd have lasted a week in that job.

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Steve: Hey big guy, if you can lead men, you can teach. Age has nothing to do with it. I didn't start teaching in the Community College until I was 68, and I love the work now.

Danny

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I'm retiring from the military after almost 30 years, and have considered teaching. As others have mentioned, the K-12 route isn't very attractive. After raising three kids on public schools, I've decided there are two types of K-12 teachers; those that persevere through the low pay and BS because they love teaching young kids, and those that can't do anything else. Even w/ the fast track programs and stipends, the certification and education requirements are expensive and time consuming to achieve...and I think teaching in a public school environment would be a nightmare for most action-oriented former military folks. Teaching at the university level is also daunting, because you really need a PhD to do it. At 50, I'm too old to spend six years and thousands of dollars on another advanced degree. I've decided that community college is the way to go. I can teach w/ my current degrees and don't have to deal w/ the BS that the K-12 encounter. My Father in Law retired after 30 in the marines. He went to the time and expense to get a teaching degree, and tried teaching in a high needs school in Savannah, GA....he lasted about six months before quitting, and has never even talked about trying again.

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