I had heard on the news today about a possible bar exam for new teachers. I was a bit surprised to say the least. Doctors have board exams and lawyers take bar exams. Does that mean we are going to be paid as much as doctors and lawyers? I have a feeling that this is not the case. From what I heard, the exam would be rigid. Those who pass the exam will be courted by the best schools. A weeding process separating good from the bad. However, what does happen to those who take the exam several times before passing? Will they end up in low achieving schools? Are teachers like students, some do well on these types of tests but others do not? Becoming a teacher is not easy. It is a calling to serve families. Can an exam determine the kind of teacher one will become? I think not. First year teachers have a great deal of work. So to prepare for an exam that will make or break their curriculum vitae just might not bode well. We will just have to wait and see what the future holds for education.