In a package of education reforms introduced last week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a significant bump in the grade point average required for acceptance into a teacher training program in Connecticut.
Now, students with a 2.7 GPA in their early college years can be accepted into a school's teaching program. Malloy's plan would raise that to 3.3.
“If we want to have the best-prepared students we need to have the best-prepared teachers,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said in a news release last week. “Teachers and administrators are the foundation of our education system, and this package represents a long-overdue upgrade to that foundation."
Do you agree that the minimum GPA for prospective teachers is too low? Would it keep some great teachers out of the system or create shortages? Or could it improve the quality of education in the state?