Opinion: Math scares your child's elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you

Many elementary school teachers are anxious about teaching math, and studies show their students learn less from them. Math should be taught by specialists starting in kindergarten.

**Hasnain says:**

I can’t see this type of proposal going over well in the educational communities. But it does provoke a valid thought, what level of subject matter expertise should we require from our teachers?

“Losing the responsibility to teach math might be an affront to elementary teachers, but many simply don’t understand math well enough to teach it. That’s because their teachers didn’t understand math, and it’s past time to interrupt this cycle.”