) Re experienced instructor picking up a curriculum .... yep. If it's well done, sure, it's doable. He or she likely would want to spend some time with it beforehand, but it's true. This is an 8 to 16 hour endeavor. It's not a semester.2
) Re convenience ... yep. I could have written my own, but why when you get the hardcopy, video and Power Point from CLIC? There's plenty of time or space within that curriculum to do what's needed. Heck, do a dry run at home. Or hand-select your first class to include experienced shooters, then get a critique of of the course and materials. You can make your own handouts re points of emphasis. You can even print out the Power Point slides if you choose. Says so right in the letter that comes with CLIC.3
) Re vetted ... I signed an affidavit promising I'd teach the minimums stated. So, I will teach indeed meet the minimums as updated by ISP and then some. Let's not add an extra step to the law outside of the act itself. We have the ISP for that.4
) As one instructor, I've got no problem with how NACFI wants to do its curriculum. It's theirs, and I'd guess distribution will be limited to NACFI members. But CLIC does have ISP approval. My own copy has the ISP-issued number smack dab on it.5
) Re " Who is taking responsibility to be sure it is being taught correctly?" That would be the instructors, who were vetted by ISP during the application process.
Just like those using other curricula. And that would be for the state, by whichever manner it chooses to check on such matters. Surely, sir, you are not suggesting the state hire NACFI? Give some sort of exclusive or special recognition to NACFI? Or is NACFI planning to make its own product available? To non-members? At what cost? If so, I'm sure some of us would be interested.
I have no problem with NACFI. Heck, I have no experience with NACFI.
As this a public site, I suppose a representative of NACFI has every right to drop in and ask questions as anyone would.
With that said, I think questioning another organization's curriculum -- especially an organization funded solely through contributions and volunteerism -- in public on that very organization's own site might
strain good taste. I'm fairly certain the IC folk would accept a PM or letter or call.
I'd humbly suggest that if NACFI is interested in recruiting members and/or truly improving instruction in Illinois, it work with the NRA and IC, not set itself up as a competitor or opponent.
But that's just my opinion, and it's worth about what you paid for it.
Edited by MGF, 14 October 2013 - 11:19 PM.