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There are two preparations in the educational profession that we would expect. The first is the most important preparation, learning and mastering the concepts that the teacher will teach. Second qualification and ease in the teaching process or pedagogy. Recent studies in both areas have found shortcomings between university education institutions.

Arthur Levine, former chairman of the Columbia Teacher Training Institute, in his report on "Teacher School Teachers", found that "more than three" reported that schools did not prepare graduates to cope with current school classroom situations. "

The survey of executives in the same report showed that only 54% of executives think that students are learning" while 72% thought that schools were "mastering maturity" indicate that more than a quarter of them do not.

The above figures are based on perception, but more objective data are available thanks to a 2008 study by the National Council of Teachers' Quality. This study found that no state required a proper exit test to ensure so that the candidate will know the math you will need. " The subtext here is that the teacher licensing tests include mathematical sections but without answering the mathematical question properly. From 2008, the value introduced by the Massachusetts State has risen to 0.

Similarly problematic, only 42% of educational schools studied in this study had any elementary mathematical methodology . In fact, elementary mathematics is just a level and discipline, but similar to similar problems across the board.

A teacher who is poorly prepared for his responsibility has recently been rumored. Phanna Kem Robishaw failed two English language certification exams while holding four state licenses to master elementary school curricula in mainstream, bilingual, and special education. Despite the two failures, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in May that Robishaw could not be fired from his school.

Even if schools are able to disseminate a wide range of teachers who do not meet the minimum criteria, there is a great deal of trouble in their place. An earlier blog post was made that there are serious teacher shortages in the United States that can reach epic proportions over the next five to ten years.

Of course, the shortcomings of teachers are only one element of a multifaceted problem that involves excessive class sizes, poor compensation, parental passivity, and lack of adequate care, but if we get poor educational outcomes, this is so good starting point as any.

Additional Resources: NCTQ

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