August 23, 2007

Boston Globe gets wise on "teacher gap"

A few days ago I wrote about a Globe article that blamed everything but lack of preparation and knowledge for a "teacher gap" in Boston. Now the same Globe has an op-ed that shows not all of their employees are silly:

Inadequate preparation, not cultural bias, is the most likely explanation for the high failure rate among black and Hispanic candidates. Similar to the achievement gap problem between white and minority students, a solution requires educators to target the academic deficiencies of prospective teachers and provide them with remedial support.

Of course, it would be incumbent upon the teachers (or prospective teachers) to seek out that support, unlike the reverse regarding classroom students.

Bravo to the Globe for a sensible editorial.

Posted by Felix at August 23, 2007 07:52 AM | TrackBack

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