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Study Finds U.S. Middle School Math Teachers Ill-Prepared
December 11, 2007
Middle school math teachers in the United States are not as well prepared to teach mathematics compared to teachers in five other countries, something that could negatively affect the United States as it continues to compete on an international scale.
Michigan State University
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