You're preaching to the choir! Having worked with incompetent teachers and administrators for many years, I appreciate the need for rigorous standards. I also have no problem with the need for certification - as you so astutely pointed out, ALL educators need to be certified. I'm just sooo glad that I had the option of taking a Commission-approved performance assessment for my Clear Administrative Services Credential. I read that the 4-hour SLLA is used by states to test the competencies of entry-level education leaders and is waived for those who possess a master's or doctoral degree. Fortunately, I didn't have to take the test since I possess three advanced degrees - I've passed enough exams to last a lifetime! At least in my state, there are alternative certification requirements for those who have extensive experience and education.