In response to the ALEC-inspired legislation to allow uncertified, unlicensed people to teach, Paul Lauter–Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English at Trinity College–poses a simple question:
I think we should propose doing away with dental licenses. After all, there’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a piece of string and a door knob.
Why do doctors need to be licensed? Why do lawyers have to pass the bar exam? Why do airplane pilots need a license? Why do drivers need a license?