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Are Students Being Prepared for the Technological Age?; Can AP and IB Programs Raise U.S. High-School Achievement?; Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?
These are just a few of the provocative questions posed in Issues in K-12 Education. This engaging reader allows students to see an issue from all sides and to think critically about topics that matter to them. Classroom discussion will never be dull again!
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In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material:
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Chapter 15: Teacher Shortages: Should States Ease Certification Standards?
Teacher Shortages: Should States Ease Certification Standards?
For Laverne Moss, North Carolina's teacher shortage was the ticket to a whole new life. It was January 1999, and Moss, then 36, had just finished a three-year hitch in the U.S. Army, where she served as a patient administrator at the 28th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C.
While in the service, Moss had earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, but she had never taken any education classes. Moreover, Moss had no experience working around kids, aside from a pre-Army stint managing a convenience store.
Nonetheless, Moss was a hot commodity at Rochelle Middle School in Kinston, 70 miles southeast of Raleigh, the capital. The school desperately needed a mathematics teacher, ...