Teacher Association Backs 1 Accreditor

From: The Chronicle of Higher Education
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is trying to promote a strong accreditation system to improve teacher training and to ward off possible government moves to impose new public-school teaching standards. But when the group’s leaders tried last week at their annual meeting to renew a resolution stating that there should be only one accreditor for all teacher-training colleges, the result was an unusually divisive confrontation. The association’s officers said that the resolution was not meant to favor the established accreditor over its younger rival, but many members of the group feared it was. The resolution passed by a slim margin — 158 to 151 — seemingly undermining its effect and raising questions about the group’s strategy.

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