Nearly 1 Out of 5 Classes in California Taught by Underprepared Teachers

By Diana Lambert, Daniel J. Willis, and Yuxuan Xie, Edsource
“Most California teachers have the appropriate credentials and training to teach the subjects and students in their classes, but many do not, according to new statewide data on teacher assignments.
While 83% of K-12 classes in the 2020-21 school year were taught by teachers credentialed to teach that course, 17% were taught by teachers who were not.”