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A new study shows that academic qualifications for prospective teachers are on the rise. Dan Goldhaber- director of the Center for Education Data & Research and a professor at the University of Washington- joins The Heartland Institute to discuss the aforementioned study.
In the past, teachers tended to be in the bottom half of the SAT distribution, while the top half chose other occupations. Recently, around 2009, there was a slight shift where more people in the upper half of the distribution were choosing to pursue careers in teaching. This is obviously a good thing, and Goldhaber discusses what the implications could mean.
Listen to the podcast in the player above.