AB 546 due to section 11225.
(b) … no
requirement that home study owners or operators possess any classroom
training or experience. This sentence circumvents one of the most important existing
safety standards imposed on the driver safety instruction industry.
To have no
prior experience in classroom or driving instruction for home study
traffic violator instructors sets a bad precedent, is not in the best
interest of pubic safety and is detrimental to fair business practices.
PEN believes with the teaching freedom of home study driver
safety education programs come added responsibilities upon the operator
and instructor. Since TVS also teaches minors, will the state now only
require parents to buy a piece of software and not require any
experienced teachers in compulsory education?
Students still need to communicate with experienced teachers not
just go to a FAQ page.
practical experience an instructor gains teaching in the classroom or
car is how an instructor learns to teach --- consider it an internship
towards becoming an operator.
An operator’s duty is to insure compliance with state
regulations, upgrading lesson plan content and insuring proper teaching
techniques. One gains the expertise of an operator by experience as a
classroom (face to face) instructor.
Experience in Direct Instruction (EDI) is what prepares an
instructor to expand into distance education.
If section 11225 (b) is deleted we could remove our
opposition to AB 546. For the
sake of public safety please request
that the author remove section
no requirement that home
study owners or operators possess any classroom training or experience.
should be addressed and faxed or mailed to your Senator with a fax copy
to Kathryn Lynch at (916) 443-7353.
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