GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2011

Publication Source

Phi Delta Kappan Magazine

Volume

92

Issue

6

Start Page

37

Last Page

41

DOI

10.1177/003172171109200608

Abstract

For years, we've been told that we don't produce enough math and science teachers. Increasing teacher retirements and increasing student enrollments, we're told, have forced many school systems to lower standards to fill teaching openings, leading to high levels of underqualified teachers and, in turn, to lower student performance. Numerous high-profile reports have directly tied mathematics and science teacher shortages to a host of education and social problems, including the inability to meet student achievement goals, low U.S. performance compared to other nations, the minority achievement gap, poor national economic competitiveness, and even threats to national security.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in Phi Delta Kappan Magazine © 2011 the Author. Reproduced with permission.

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Date Posted: 19 February 2019