ERIC Number: ED483271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
A Collision Course: High Expectations for Students, Low Investment in Teacher Training. CenterView
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
In the late 1990s, as standards rose for both students and teachers, California policy-makers invested substantially in strengthening the teacher workforce as a core strategy to improve student achievement. Today, expectations for students' academic achievement continue to rise. But resources needed to strengthen the teaching workforce have declined significantly. Since 2000-01, total allocations for major teacher professional development programs have decreased from $222 million to approximately $62 million in 2003-04. This document discusses topics related to this issue, including: challenges for California policymakers; shifting decisions on teacher development to locals; and the threats faced by the teacher pipeline.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, Santa Cruz, CA.