Tag Archives: Teacher Training

Will a new teacher loan assistance bill solve anything?

Will a new teacher loan assistance bill solve anything?

Earlier this month, legislators in the House and Senate introduced TELORA, a bipartisan bill to improve the confusing patchwork of federal loan programs for teachers. The new proposal implicitly seeks to streamline existing programs and has the explicit purpose “to encourage highly qualified individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession, and to ensure […] … learn more→

Teaching the public to denigrate the professional training of teachers

Teaching the public to denigrate the professional training of teachers

“Aspiring teachers who can’t spell or count will no longer graduate, with a new national literacy and numeracy exam being introduced in Australia’s universities. . . . A pilot program will be introduced in August. Student teachers tested as part of the pilot will still graduate even if they flunk the exam. But as of […] … learn more→

Teacher training is ridiculously easy

Teacher training is ridiculously easy

Anyone in higher education can tell you there’s something very fishy about the Education departments on campus. Courses with parties instead of final exams, assignments that are laughably easy, and Education majors that act shocked when they take other courses and find out that the material listed on the syllabus is actually covered in the […] … learn more→

A fix for teacher education: the 3-year Degree

A fix for teacher education: the 3-year Degree

“An Industry of Mediocrity”— The Chronicle of Higher Education “Teacher Training’s Low Grade”— The Wall Street Journal “Are Teacher Prep Programs Worth the Money?” ­— Marketplace Headlines were unanimous after the June release of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s national study of teacher-preparation programs. The study’s conclusions were precisely what the public had expected, […] … learn more→

New approach to preparing teachers can close student achievement gap

New approach to preparing teachers can close student achievement gap

Public schools are increasingly moving toward a system known as the PreK-3rd approach, in which pre-kindergartens, full-day kindergartens, and primary grades are organized as a coordinated system of education. According to a Penn State researcher, the approach is lauded as a way to help solve the problem of the achievement gap. “The PreK-3rd vision is […] … learn more→