In any profession, you need a flow of ideas so the conversation around any particular subject doesn’t become stale. But we also need a common understanding of the profession’s fundamentals. For example, who wouldn’t want our doctors and pilots to understand the basics of medicine and flying? If they don’t, we’re all in a heap of trouble.
A new National Council of Teacher Quality study suggests that Texas education schools are approaching the heap-of-trouble designation in teaching fundamentals. The report takes a look at 67 schools across the state in such areas as preparing teachers to instruct students in math and reading.
The study finds that the only consistency among them is their inconsistency.