Students from low-income families are more likely to have uncredentialed teachers than students from wealthier households. A teacher shares how credentialing impacts quality of teaching and classroom management, and we discuss what California and its school districts are doing to address this issue.
Thomas Courtney, 4th and 5th grade teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Diana Lambert, Reporter, EdSource
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Education Beat is a weekly podcast hosted by EdSource’s Zaidee Stavely and produced by Coby McDonald.