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    AND THEY SAY WE’RE UNQUALIFIED TO TEACH One in four PS teachers are teaching in a field in which they have had little or no training.

    “It’s clear that administrators have yet to get the message that they have to stop assigning teachers out of field,” said Craig Jerald of the Education Trust, the Washington-based nonprofit that released the report Wednesday…

    The group looked at whether classes in four core subjects — English, math, science and social studies — were assigned to a teacher who lacked a college major or minor in that field or a related field.

    Nationally, about 24 percent of classes met those criteria; 12 states had more than 30 percent taught by teachers from outside the field. In four states — Delaware [emphasis added], Louisiana, New Mexico and Tennessee — the average exceeded one-third. Michigan’s rate was about 20 percent.

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