Teacher-Education Programs Are Unaccountable and Undemanding, Report Says

From: Chronicle of Higher Education
By Eric Kelderman

Washington

Most states are doing little or nothing to hold teacher-education programs accountable for the quality of their graduates, according to a new report that also criticizes colleges for setting low standards for education majors.

As a result, several alternative teacher-preparation programs, such as Teach for America and the New Teacher Project, have been created in recent years to “offer solutions to serious problems that many university-based teacher-preparation programs appear unwilling to address,” says the report, which was released on Thursday by the Center for American Progress, a progressive policy think-tank.

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