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Higher Ed Commissioner says teacher quality linked to graduation results

An ACT study finds only 25 percent of Texas students graduate high school college ready and the Texas Higher Education Commissioner believes teacher quality may be to blame.

Commissioner Raymund Paredes says its important to find the right people to become teachers, "Among the highest achieving countries in the world, 100 percent of their teachers come from the top third of their University class as measured in a variety of ways."

Paredes says by contrast, only 23 percent percent of U.S. teachers come from the top third of their university class and in poor areas that drops to 14 percent. He says unfortunately the best universities have little interest in training teachers and that must change.

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