I would like to see studies that demonstrate the efficacy of the various certification rules, but by all means continue to defend a system that has been shown to not work. The goal is to preserve the bureaucracy and it's very successful at that.
Danni -- "Yeah, a college degree is sort of required. Your GED won't enable you to be a teacher, I know, it's just not fair." Ad hominem, but that's all you've got lately (look it up it's a new word for you).
Danni -- "And that the education I received enabled me to graduate from college cum laude and live a fairly successful life." Let me guess, state school, non STEM, nontraditional student?