Sunday, December 28, 2014

Quality of incoming teachers in NYC and NYS

While there has been some improvement in the quality of incoming teachers in NYC and NYS, we still have a long way to go, as this study shows. Many schools of education simply need to be shut down:

How do you spell illiterate?

A majority of students training at scores of New York colleges to become teachers flunked a literacy test they have to pass to be licensed, new figures show.

The state Board of Regents for the first time is requiring would-be teachers to pass the Academic Literacy Skills exam.

It measures whether a prospective teacher can understand and analyze reading material and also write competently. The results show many don't belong anywhere near a classroom.

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