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By Sandra Stotsky

Teachers can't educate what they don't know. This state has tolerated a susceptible licensing method for potential academics for many years. This vulnerable procedure has been observed by means of an more and more emptier curriculum for many scholars, depriving them of the data and talents wanted for self-government.
An Empty Curriculum: How instructor Licensure assessments result in Empty pupil Minds makes the case that the full revision of the licensing procedure for potential and veteran lecturers in Massachusetts in 2000 and the development of latest or extra hard instructor licensing checks contributed considerably to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of putting up with profits in success for college students in all demographic teams and in all local vocational/technical excessive colleges due to the fact that 2005—gains proven by means of checks self sufficient of Massachusetts coverage makers.
The quick function of this publication is to provide an explanation for what Massachusetts did in 2000 to reinforce its instructor licensing and re-licensing method to make sure that all academics may possibly train to particularly powerful K-12 criteria. Its greater objective is to signify that improvement of sturdy educational criteria in all significant topics may be through whole revision of a state’s instructor licensing procedure, no longer, as has been the case for a number of a long time, the improvement of K-12 pupil tests—if this kingdom desires to boost public schooling.

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