Douglas A. Smith

Douglas A. Smith

Douglas A. Smith is associate professor of Education at Iowa State University.


The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems

By: and - August 12, 2022

States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation’s teacher shortage by promoting strategies that “remove or relax barriers to entry” to quickly bring new people into the teaching profession. California, for example, allows teacher candidates to skip basic skills and subject matter tests if they have taken approved college courses. New Mexico is […]