NCTQ – Tackling the STEM Crisis

In it’s report, Tackling the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Crisis, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) sets forth five steps each state can take to improve the quality of it’s K-12 math and science teachers.

Those steps include the following:

  • Raise the standards for what it takes to get into an education school.
  • Improve the quality of undergraduate preparation.
  • Recognize the need for creative and diverse solutions.
  • Send qualified teachers to the schools that need them most.
  • Remember that it’s the K-12 system which produces the next generation of K-12 STEM teachers.

The report is a quick and easy read and provides food for thought on why math education in VA is slipping.


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