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Low-income students are more likely to be in classrooms with underqualified teachers

Original post made on Jul 22, 2022

A persistent teacher shortage has forced many California school districts to hire teachers who aren’t fully credentialed or are teaching out of their subject areas.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 22, 2022, 9:01 AM

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Posted by Shirley Freehan
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 22, 2022 at 2:55 pm

Shirley Freehan is a registered user.

The school districts and counties mentioned in this article are far removed from the excellence of Palo Alto and Los Altos public schools.

It does not concern or involve midpeninsula parents, students and teachers.

Whatever transpires in regions hundreds of miles away is their problem, not ours.

Posted by felix
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2022 at 10:23 am

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It certainly is our problem for PAUSD low income students!
The District has never been able to overcome its wide Achievement Gap, meaning it’s unable to educate all student equally/equitably well.
As of a few years ago (I haven’t checked lately), some local Districts (MV) did somewhat better).
We have a looong way to go in Palo Alto.

Posted by
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2022 at 9:28 pm is a registered user.

My cousin is a teacher. The standards for teachers are low; she is completely inept. They wanted her to teach high school history, English, and another subject. She has no interest or background except English. She quit that job. She also quit a job as a Spanish teacher, as she doesn't even speak the language. She is not a one-off, my son's Paly English teacher cannot even write a sentence without grammatical errors. Teachers back in the 70s-80s were good teachers. These days, no so much.

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