ERIC Number: ED429046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
New Law Creating a Professional Standards Council for Teachers (1997 Wisconsin Act 298). Information Memorandum 98-9.
This information memorandum describes the provisions of 1997 Wisconsin Act 298 relating to the creation of a Professional Standards Council for Teachers. This legislation was initially introduced as 1997 Senate Bill 364 by the Joint Legislative Council upon the recommendation of the Special Committee on Teacher Preparation, Licensure and Regulation. Section 1 of the memorandum presents key provisions of the Act, which include creation of a statutory Professional Standards Council for Teachers, membership of the Professional Standards Council, and duties of the council. Section 2 of the memorandum presents background of the 1997 Wisconsin Act 298, explaining that the Special Committee on Teacher Preparation, Licensure and Regulation determined that the Department of Public Instruction did not have a statutory mechanism to review, propose, or revise teacher preparation policies, so it recommended a Professional Standards Council for Teachers to assist the State Superintendent in improving teacher preparation, licensure, and regulation. Section 2 also details two of the key provisions of 1997 Wisconsin Act 298 (council membership and council duties). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin