By Sandra Stotsky
An Empty Curriculum: How instructor Licensure exams bring about Empty scholar Minds makes the case that the entire revision of the licensing method for potential and veteran academics in Massachusetts in 2000 and the development of recent or extra not easy instructor licensing assessments contributed considerably to the Massachusetts “education miracle.” That “miracle” consisted of tolerating earnings in fulfillment for college students in all demographic teams and in all local vocational/technical excessive faculties given that 2005—gains proven via exams self sustaining of Massachusetts coverage makers.
The speedy function of this ebook is to provide an explanation for what Massachusetts did in 2000 to reinforce its instructor licensing and re-licensing procedure to make sure that all academics may well educate to particularly robust K-12 criteria. Its better function is to signify that improvement of sturdy educational criteria in all significant topics could be through entire revision of a state’s instructor licensing process, now not, as has been the case for a number of many years, the improvement of K-12 scholar tests—if this nation desires to develop public schooling.
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