A state lawmaker in Oklahoma has withdrawn a bill that would have required the state to pay stipends to National Board Certified Teachers. The reinstatement of the stipends, eliminated when the state said they became unaffordable, has been considered in several legislative sessions. This editorial supports the reinstatement of the stipends, which now are in jeopardy. "Teachers who achieve the National Board Certification, and there are dozens of them in Norman, are an asset to any district," the editorial states.
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