For some time, I've been hearing (and doubting) the argument that the majority of American teachers were themselves lower academic performers, than college students who entered other professions. Here's yet another report that makes this claim.
Below is a link to the report and an excerpt. I would love to hear others views on this. How accurate is the report? (I was one of the tops in my class, but apparently, I'm a minority–in more ways than one).
Renee Moore—one of my favorite edubloggers—has a great conversation going around teacher quality over at her blog right now that was started by a recent report spotlighting a talent gap in the American classroom.
Be sure to stop by and share your thoughts on just how important it is that our students have graduates from the most prestigious universities and from the top of their academic classes as teachers.