John Wisely Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Jun 17, 2019 When it comes to diversity, it's teachers rather than students who are falling behind in school. Teaching staffs in Michigan, like those across the country, have been much slower to diversify than the student bodies they teach. Michigan's student population is 18% African American, but its public school teaching ranks are only 6% black. More than half of Michigan school districts have no African American teachers. For Hispanics, the disparity is even greater. They compose 8% of the student population, but barely 1% of Michigan teachers. The problem is especially acute in school districts surrounding Detroit and Flint, according to a Free Press analysis of staffing and enrollment data from the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information. The dearth of teachers of color means thousands of black, Hispanic and Asian students can spend 12 years in public … [Read more...] about Deep racial disparities between teachers and students persist
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Share Tweet Email Politics Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5221380" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Rep. Briscoe Cain says a Goose Creek ISD teacher should forfeit his or her job after students were asked to review an essay critical of President Trump. Share: Share Tweet Email KTRK BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) -- A state lawmaker says a 7th grade teacher in Goose Creek ISD should forfeit his or her job after students were asked to review an essay critical of President Trump. State Rep. Briscoe Cain, whose district includes the Deer Park area, posted to Facebook Tuesday after receiving a complaint from a constituent about the assignment. The parent, identified in the post as Chris Felder, told Cain his daughter brought home an assignment asking for feedback on an essay titled "Trump Against American … [Read more...] about Lawmaker blasts 7th grade teacher over Trump essay assignment
opinion Emery Petchauer Published 10:53 PM EST Feb 14, 2019 In 2013, the State Board of Education attempted to increase the readiness of new teachers by revising the exams they have to pass in order to earn a license. The results were a disaster. In the first round of testing, pass rates for the history exam fell from 71 percent to 25 percent. Social studies fell from 65 percent to 22 percent. Elementary education fell from 83 percent to 49 percent. The steepest drop was on the new Professional Readiness Exam that admitted students into teacher education program. Pass rates fell from 82 percent to 22 percent. These pass rates led to enrollment drops in teacher education programs across the state. Some programs have yet to recover from this sudden shock to the system. Soon, the state will have an opportunity to right these wrongs. As part of the Department of Education’s “students first” initiative, teacher education programs in Michigan … [Read more...] about Opinion: Teacher tests can right past wrongs
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | New York Joins Movement to Abandon Use of Student Tests in Teacher Evaluations Supported by ByEliza Shapiro Feb. 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] Four years ago, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pushed through a plan to put New York at the forefront of a national movement to reshape American public education: He vowed that half of a teacher’s rating would be determined by student results on standardized exams. But his initiative met with immediate resistance from teachers’ unions and parents, especially those in New York’s wealthy suburbs and progressive urban pockets. They protested on the basis it would place undue stress on teachers and children, whose test scores are used for high-stakes admissions decisions and academic tracking. As a … [Read more...] about New York Joins Movement to Abandon Use of Student Tests in Teacher Evaluations
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