Does anyone ever think the CTC will do away with the testing requirements or at least limit the amount of tests teacher candidates will have to endure? Any aspiring teacher will say that these tests can be extremely rigorous and a huge barrier, both financially and mentally, to overcome. I have spoken to many teacher friends who have been teachers for years. Not only were these tests not required for them (because they didn't exist), but all have said they do nothing to gauge a person's teaching ability. Some have even suggested that the CTC "invented" these exams as a way to raise funds for themselves. In other words, a money making scam. It's hard not to agree with those sentiments, considering the Commission allows teaching candidates to take (pay for) the exams as many times until they are successfully passed. These exams are extreme burdens and I am genuinely curious if anyone thinks they will be done away with entirely or severely relaxed? Seriously?! 3 exams?! Come on!!! Though I am not currently a teacher, I do work at a school. The amount of flexibility and options that students have, especially those with IEPs and 504 plans, show that accommodations can be and are often made. Students who need them are allowed several modifications in order to be successful in school. Why not offer the same for teacher candidates? The parallels are certainly there.