Texas has one of the nation’s most restrictive teacher licensing requirements, with teachers forced to complete training before they can even be certified to teach in their own state.
In many ways, the state has been the victim of a nationwide education reform push that has resulted in a flood of new teacher positions and a steady influx of new teachers.
But some of the programs that Texas has been pursuing for years have been slow to get off the ground and many are struggling to gain traction in the classroom.
In an attempt to find solutions to Texas’ education challenges, the National Education Association is launching a new initiative called Texas Educator Education Reform that aims to increase teacher training opportunities in Texas by focusing on the most challenging areas.
Here are the key points from the group’s new website: 1.
The National Education Conference, which is an education policy think tank focused on improving education outcomes for low-income students, recently released a report titled Texas’s Teacher Licensing Policy is a Threat to the Future of Education.
The report found that teacher licensing, even with strong reform, remains a barrier to learning and training for low and moderate-income and underrepresented populations in Texas.
The national report also found that Texas teachers are less likely to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and less likely than teachers in other states to earn a master’s degree.
The Texas Education Association, which has been advocating for reform for more than a decade, has been trying to help teachers in Texas get started and to recruit teachers.
The organization has been working with Texas Education Commissioner John Morgan, who is a member of the Texas State Teachers Association, to identify areas where education reform can make a difference for low income students.
Texas’s current system of teacher licensure, which requires teachers to pass multiple courses and pass a written test to get certification, remains an obstacle to more diverse teacher recruitment in Texas, according to the National Educational Association.
The NA is working with the Texas Department of Education and the Texas Association of Educators to develop a teacher training plan that would increase the number of qualified teachers in the state and encourage more diversity among teachers.
The Lone Star State has been a leader in education reform in recent years, with a national education policy conference and a statewide teacher training program that helped to drive the country’s education reform movement.
But it has been slow and largely ineffective at promoting diversity in the profession, according the NA. 5.
The education reformers are calling on state legislators to create a program that would bring the nation more diverse teachers into classrooms.
The Education Association and the NA plan to present the proposal to lawmakers in January.
The proposed program would offer a pathway to teacher certification for teachers who have completed training and pass two additional years of training.