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New Report Says Teachers Feel Unprepared

A New York Times article cited a report entitled, "Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers," which said that only one in five public school teachers felt they were qualified to teach in today’s classroom environment.
A New York Times article cited a report entitled, "Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers," which said that only one in five public school teachers felt they were qualified to teach in today's classroom environment. According to the article, the reason many teachers feel unqualified is due to some of the new issues teachers nowadays have to address, such as the integration of technology into the classroom as well as the large number of learning-disabled students now integrated into mainstream classrooms. Teachers College, Columbia University President, Arthur Levine, was quoted in the article saying that this is "a huge issue." Levine also attributed the lack of teacher qualifications to the increasing number of once potential teachers who are now taking higher paying jobs in the corporate environment.

The article, "Nearly Fifth of Teachers Say They Feel Unqualified," appeared in
The New York Times on January 29 and was reported by William H. Honan. For the full article, see The New York Times'
Web site.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

New Report Says Teachers Feel Unprepared

A New York Times article cited a report entitled, "Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers," which said that only one in five public school teachers felt they were qualified to teach in today's classroom environment. According to the article, the reason many teachers feel unqualified is due to some of the new issues teachers nowadays have to address, such as the integration of technology into the classroom as well as the large number of learning-disabled students now integrated into mainstream classrooms. Teachers College, Columbia University President, Arthur Levine, was quoted in the article saying that this is "a huge issue." Levine also attributed the lack of teacher qualifications to the increasing number of once potential teachers who are now taking higher paying jobs in the corporate environment.

The article, "Nearly Fifth of Teachers Say They Feel Unqualified," appeared in
The New York Times on January 29 and was reported by William H. Honan. For the full article, see The New York Times'
Web site.
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