Teacher ed gets failing mark; Report says colleges set standards too low

From: The Chicago Tribune
Sharon Robinson, president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, criticized its “implicit elitism” that suggests expanding programs at highly selective institutions rather than bolstering the programs at the regional state colleges and universities, which produce about 80 percent of the teacher workforce. But Robinson also called the report “sobering” and urged college officials and policymakers to focus on solutions. “There’s a point at which further analysis gets in the way of progress, where discourse about already known problems overshadows the efforts of those who are inventing and implementing solutions,” she said.