Thomas K. Lindsay on Ed Schools
From today's RealClearPolicy update, an original piece on education:
Discussions of how to address poor student learning at the college level often end with fingers pointed, not at higher education, but at the K-12 sector: Universities, the story goes, can do only so much with students coming in with poor K-12 educations. But this objection fails, for many of K-12's defects can be traced to university teachers' colleges.
So argues a national study just issued by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). Titled "Teacher Prep Review" and produced in partnership with U.S. News & World Report, the study finds that university teacher-education programs abound in "mediocrity," credentialing K-12 teachers who are fatally unprepared for their tasks.
Read the whole thing here.