GSE Publications

Document Type

Government Publication

Date of this Version

January 2008


The failure to ensure that all of our nation's classrooms are staffed with qualified teachers is one of the most widely discussed, but least understood, problems facing our elementary and secondary schools. In recent years, dozens of reports and reform initiatives have sought to solve this problem. Unfortunately, the array of recent efforts do not address some of its key causes.


Reprinted with permission from Phi Delta Kappan, Volume 89, Issue 5, January 2008, pages 369-371.



Date Posted: 14 February 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.