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Document Number: 6046

Teaching and California’s Future: California’s Teaching Force 2004 - This report states, “California’s teacher development is in a precarious situation.” The announcement that California students ranked lowest in the nation in average 4th-grade reading proficiency spurred state lawmakers to increase per-pupil spending 27% over the next decade, develop rigorous content standards, revise the state’s assessment system to align with those standards, create a strong accountability system and reduce class size in the early elementary grades. These actions led to some improvements and to some unintended consequences. Policy recommendations are listed, starting on page 75. (Camille E. Esch, Christopher M. Chang-Ross, Roneeta Guha, Juliet D. Tiffany Morales and Patrick M. Shields, The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2004)...


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