Category: Lower education standards

Alarming Rate of Failure in New Literacy and Numeracy Exams in New Zealand

A pilot program for a new literacy and numeracy high school assessment in New Zealand has revealed the alarming deterioration in education standards, demonstrating an urgent need for education reform, according to an expert. New Zealand’s National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA), the qualification for senior secondary school students, is undergoing changes to ensure results…


Substitute Teacher Shortage May Undermine Quality of Education

Substitute teachers are in critically short supply and America’s school children may be short-changed because of it. Burbio, a service that tracks school websites, reported numerous school closings across Texas last week due to staff absences and substitute shortages. Many other states are experiencing similar problems. A 2021 national survey of 1,200 school district administrators…


Substitute Teachers in Critical Short Supply Across America

Substitute teachers are in critically short supply and America’s school children may be short-changed because of it. Burbio, a service that tracks school websites, reported numerous school closings across Texas last week due to staff absences and substitute shortages. Many other states are experiencing similar problems. A 2021 national survey of 1,200 school district administrators…