It is a stop-you-in-your-tracks statistic: More than half of aspiring elementary school teachers fail their licensure exam. In fact, they fail at much higher rates than attorneys, doctors, and nuclear engineers on their respective licensure exams. And at a time when there is pressure to drastically increase the racial diversity of teachers, we can’t ignore… Continue reading An Unfair Chance: Aspiring Elementary Teachers are Being Set Up to Fail Their Licensure Exams
By Peter Cunningham On August 1, Celine Coggins, a former classroom teacher who founded an organization called Teach Plus, will publish a new book about the importance of engaging teachers in policy development. It’s called “How to Be Heard.” I have just begun reading it, and I am hopeful it will drive dialogue about the… Continue reading How About Pro-Teacher Teachers’ Unions?
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