Survey: Half of teachers say they were not prepared for classroom

Published: Sep. 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Half of teachers say they were not fully prepared for the realities of a classroom and a third of district personnel and principals agree. This according to a survey conducted by the Louisiana Department of Education.

The survey titled 'Partners in Preparation: A survey of Educators and Education Preparation programs' included more than 6,000 educators.

It also found that few school systems and teacher preparation programs collaborate regularly to identify the future employment needs of schools to determine whether individual graduating candidates are ready for the job.

"We are aware of changes that are occurring in K-12 schools and are very open to deepening our partnerships with school districts to prepare the effective new teachers that they need,” said Tom Layzell, senior advisor to the Board of Regents.

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