Teacher transfers take their toll on educators, students

11/11/2012 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Some teachers in Oregon who are certified in more than one subject area are teaching courses and grade levels in which they have no classroom experience. This comes after budget cuts led to the elimination of 344 positions. Some teachers and parents are concerned that the changes could affect student learning. "Seventh-grade math has 12 learning targets, and they are brand new to me," said Jessica Keskitalo, a former high-school history teacher. "How do you teach something you haven't been trained to teach?"

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