California teacher preparation program receives an overal grade of 'D'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California’s teacher preparation programs received an overall grade of D in the 2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook released by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

California received low scores for its special education teacher preparation, student teaching, accountability of teacher preparation programs, for not having high enough standards for admission into teacher preparation programs and for not requiring middle school teachers  to pass content area tests in each subject they're licensed to teach.

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