And we all know that having pedagogical training is always a bad thing. Having passed the bar doesn't make you a good lawyer but by not passing then it is a safe bet that the lawyer doesn't know what he is doing even if he is entertaining. Just because you have a BA and can engage with your kids don't mean you know shit about teaching anything. Just because they are entertained doesn't mean they will actually learn. Attitudes like that are part of the problem and not part of the solution. The new process may or may not get you a "gold card" since they (licenses) are regulated by law and the law hasn't been changed but the process may allow the TCT to better deal with unlicensed teachers in a better fashion than the dog & pony show that is the current waiver process. . .