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TWIE: New Teachers, Structure, and Education Discourse

I recently riffed on a post from TfA corps member Ryan Heisinger over at This Week in Ed: First, Ryan’s post provides a lot of insight into what many new teachers are looking for when they enter the classroom for the first time. He talks, for example, about appreciating his administrator’s “strong vision” for the school […]

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TWIE: New TfA Study Makes Ed Schools Look Bad

My Monday post at This Week in Ed was unsurprisingly controversial despite reaching the pretty obvious conclusion about Teach for America corps member effectiveness: So it’s not so much that this new study makes TfA look good, it’s that it makes schools of education and traditional teacher certification look bad. After all, we as a […]

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Why Are Some Credentialing Programs More Racially Diverse Than Others?

Dick Startz points out that while new draft accreditation standards for teacher training programs require higher average SAT scores from students, this won’t necessarily exclude more black and Hispanic students (who tend to have lower SAT scores) because credentialing programs can always admit additional higher-scoring students to raise their cohort average. The new accreditation standards […]

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