So… 2,400 prospective math teachers in North Carolina flunked the math test that they needed to pass to get their teaching licenses.
I’ve been to teachers’ college. It’s a hoop they jump through, nothing more… although these days it has taken on more sinister overtones.
Should math teachers know more math than the kids they’re “teaching”? Like, if you’re teaching first grade, you should only have to know what the average 5-year-old would know?
Is the test too hard? Should they redesign it so that a first-grader can pass it?
Public education: Pay more, get less.