Sunday, October 21, 2007

Lack of qualified teachers

In the year 2000, the Glenn Commission said:

"The teaching pool in mathematics and science is inadequate to meet our current needs; many classes in these subjects are taught by unqualified and underqualified teachers. Our inability to attract and keep good teachers grows. As a result, newer, technologically oriented industries are having trouble finding enough qualified employees from among those teachers’ students. Worse, creativity atrophies and innovation suffers."

Wasn't anybody listening?

Before It's Too Late
A Report to the Nation from The National Commission
on Mathematics and Science Teaching
for the 21st Century

1 comment:

PaulaV said...

As my husband and I sat down to watch a movie one night, the ads showing were of technological advances. My husband turned to me and said, "but who is going to be able to produce the minds capable of handling such technological advances...the likes we've never seen."