Education: Report Card

¶Why does Johnny hate his math? The Carnegie Corporation of New York suggested one reason. In a special survey, the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, N.J. found that "although all states require education courses for secondary mathematics teachers, a third of the states require no mathematics for certification of math teachers . . . In the majority of instances, a prospective elementary-school teacher can enter a teachers college without any credits in secondary-school math. In most states a teacher can be certified to teach elementary-school math without any work in math at the college level." "Under such circumstances," adds the corporation,...

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