Not here! In California
It’s no secret that former members of the US military can make outstanding teachers. After all, when the military isn’t fighting, it’s educating and training. Troops get exposed to some really creative instructional techniques that involve things like technology and higher order thinking skills (essential for battlefield survival) that our schools now say they need, as well.
A great program is available to transition troops leaving the service into teachers, called “Troops to Teachers.” It could provide some great teachers here in Kentucky.
But, a state that is likely to get far more teachers from the military is California, where, as The San Diego Union-Tribune reports, that state’s effort actually has a headquarters at San Diego State University, right next to the huge San Diego naval and marine complex.
Here in Kentucky, if we have a “center” for Troops to Teachers, I’ve not heard about it. About all I could find on Kentucky’s Troops to Teachers program is some web information from the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board and a single individual listed as a point of contact. No college campus based center to help is identified.