NB committee proposes that province establish college of teachers

June 29, 2016

A New Brunswick committee has issued a recommendation for the province to establish a professional college or society for teachers similar to that of the medical profession, reports CBC. The proposed group would reportedly regulate the province's teachers and conduct disciplinary investigations that are currently performed by the NB's school districts. “Teaching is purportedly, and aspirationally, a profession,” says education consultant Paul Bennett. “But it lacks some of the fundamental characteristics of having a professional body that is very thorough and rigorous in enforcing standards.” CBC