By Sandra Stotsky

Teachers can't train what they don't know. This state has tolerated a vulnerable licensing process for potential lecturers for many years. This susceptible procedure has been observed through an more and more emptier curriculum for many scholars, depriving them of the data and abilities wanted for self-government.
An Empty Curriculum: How instructor Licensure exams bring about Empty pupil Minds makes the case that the entire revision of the licensing approach for potential and veteran academics in Massachusetts in 2000 and the development of latest or extra difficult instructor licensing assessments contributed considerably to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of putting up with earnings in success for college kids in all demographic teams and in all local vocational/technical excessive colleges considering 2005—gains proven by way of assessments autonomous of Massachusetts coverage makers.
The instant function of this publication is to give an explanation for what Massachusetts did in 2000 to reinforce its instructor licensing and re-licensing process to make sure that all academics may perhaps educate to rather powerful K-12 criteria. Its higher objective is to indicate that improvement of sturdy educational criteria in all significant matters could be by means of whole revision of a state’s instructor licensing process, no longer, as has been the case for numerous many years, the improvement of K-12 scholar tests—if this kingdom desires to boost public schooling.

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