Details of California’s teacher-licensing system as presented in the special Jan. 13, 2000, Quality Counts issue of Education Week require clarification.
Teachers in the state can demonstrate subject-matter competence in one of two ways. Teacher-candidates who have successfully completed state-approved subject-area coursework do not have to pass tests in the subjects they plan to teach. Candidates who have not met the coursework requirements may demonstrate their subject-area competence by taking one or more tests—a policy that is reflected in a footnote on Page 50 of the report.
A similar footnote should have appeared with the tables on Pages 48 and 76: “Subject-area tests are waived if the candidate has successfully completed state-approved subject-area coursework.”
A Election Notebook item, “Students Get a Taste of the Political Process,” in the Jan. 19 issue of Education Week incorrectly identified Lyndon LaRouche as a Libertarian. Mr. LaRouche, an economist who is running for president as a Democrat, is not a member of the Libertarian Party.
A listing that has run in the 1999-2000 Calendar of Events and in the weekly Events section incorrectly stated the title of a meeting. The topic of the Feb. 26-29 meeting sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is “Making a Difference in the Learning of All Students.”
A version of this article appeared in the February 02, 2000 edition of Education Week