State education officials prescribe specific requirements that individuals must meet to obtain a teaching license. The “shadow government” is also involved in the process for this licensure. For this week’s discussion, please respond to the following according to your focus in K-12 or Higher Education.

Our text, Today’s Guide to Educational Policy: Pandemics, Disasters, Nationalism, Religion, and Global Politics, presents two important questions you will address in this week’s discussion. Do you think experts should determine who is qualified to teach, or should parents or the local community determine teacher qualifications? Support your response with information from our text.

Higher Education: Based on what we have read this week, do you think that state governments should have input into the policies of higher education institutions, or should they be governed independently by their own board and community stakeholders? Support your response with information from our text.