Survey on teachers who don’t belong in the classroom

“We all know there are teachers in the classroom who don’t belong there.”

That was the message Gov. Dannel P. Malloy brought to legislators this week to sell his education reform package to them.

A survey released Friday by the New Haven education reform group ConnCAN indicates teachers and other educators agree. Fifty percent of the 400 surveyed responded that they agree there are ineffective teachers in their school who should not be teaching.

Other findings include:

– 41 percent responded that teachers and principals are not evaluated in a meaningful way.

– 43 percent responded that the teaching colleges in the state are not adequately preparing future teachers.

– The biggest challenge in education reported is the lack of funding followed by support from parents at home.