FLDOE Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality Brian Dassler showed the slide below during a presentation to the State Board of Education on Wednesday. There is clearly a shortage of math and science teachers. Whether anyone will do anything of consequence about it is another matter altogether.
SBOE Vice Chair John Padget suggested redirecting money from the controversial Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program – which this year is paying $49 million in bonuses to teachers who both earned high SAT or ACT scores when they were in high school themselves – to recruiting and retaining strong teachers in math, science and computing. The Gradebook post on Padget’s comments is here.
Former SBOE chair Gary Chartrand joined Padget in highlighting the shortage of highly qualified math, science and computing teachers.
Dassler’s entire presentation is here.