Teacher Preparation Shortcuts Won’t Solve the Teacher Shortage

Loren Welles
August 2022 | Center for American Progress

This article from the Center for American Progress argues that recently passed legislation that reduces training requirements for teachers will harm student learning, weaken the profession, and ignore the systemic issues that have long contributed to teacher shortages. The article presents examples of state legislation that lowers certification requirements for teachers and cites relevant research to argue that such policies exacerbate systemic inequities by disproportionately affecting schools with fewer resources.