The California Postsecondary Education Commission has awarded $10.5 million in grants to improve training for science and math teachers in the state's schools.
The grants will provide training for 620 math teachers and 900 science teachers over the next five years.
"California loses about 5 percent of its experienced math and science teachers each year on top of shortages that already number in the thousands. Addressing this issue is critical to the state's competitiveness," said Howard Welinsky, chairman of the commission, which advises the governor and Legislature on higher education policy.
That last paragraph doesn't seem to jibe with the title and rest of the story. Is the problem that our math and science teachers are incompetent and hence need better training? And is that the reason we lost 5% of our math and science teachers each year? How exactly will improved math and science training keep us from losing such teachers?
I don't follow what the point of this story is. The end doesn't seem to tie in with the beginning at all. English majors--can you find the thesis for me, and the supporting statements?