Report Critical Of Training Of Teachers

From: The New York Times
Dr. Levine’s report also said teachers should be trained for five years, with four years in a traditional subject like English or chemistry and one year of learning how to teach. He suggested that education programs be refocused as professional schools. Several critics said it would be impractical to shut down programs at less selective universities. ”We should not abandon the schools that produce the highest number of teachers,” Sharon Robinson, president of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, said at the news conference. ”Rather, we should focus on them.”