This from the state that has increased license expectations for tattoo artists and body piercers.
I believe that the thinking is that most of these people with alternate licenses will go right to work in our toughest schools. The kind of schools that have external forces that wear heavily on teachers. I hope that putting those people that think that it will be "neat to teach" in the classroom, without decent preparation, doesn't create more problems. The under-prepared usually don't do well in tough situations.
This should work, if schools really are machines and teachers are just cogs in the industrial model. You should be able to replace anyone in the school machine and get good results.
We'll see. I personally think it would be fun to try to be a million dollar per year CEO. Maybe we could trade places while you give teaching a try.
If you are in charge of hiring someone with an alternate license, for the love of all that is holy, give them lots of support and supervision. Please help them be successful.