teacher quality

Teach For America may lose model in California! – Education Article

This week the California Assembly Education Committee heard AB 221. Here is the original text of the bill. AB 221 SECTION 1. Article 14 (commencing with Section 32440) is added to Chapter 3 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read: Article  14. Teach for America 32440. (a) Commencing with the 2020–21 school year, no Teach for America teacher shall be assigned, pursuant to the Teach for America program, to teach at any California public…

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UC Berkeley Chancellor says Kopp Monologue is Free Speech – Education Article

Wendy Kopp, who infamously created Teach For America to temporarily place teachers in classrooms in her Princeton undergraduate thesis, has been invited to give the 2019 graduation address at UC Berkeley. I recieved the following note protesting the invitation from Jane Nylund to Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor. As a public school advocate, and a product of California public schools (father and grandmother both attended UC Berkeley), I was outraged and saddened to find that UC Berkeley had extended an invitation to Wendy Kopp, founder…

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Truth For America: Why was Republican Legislator and TFA alum punished? – Education Article

Truth For America: Why was Republican Legislator and TFA alum punished? Why did this happen to @KevinKileyCA? A republican and @TeachForAmerica alum who sits on the California Assembly Education committee? Listen to the latest episode of Truth For America podcast to find out why… See all of Cloaking Inequity’s posts about Teach For America here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae. Like this: Like…

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Teachers Colleges: The Weakest Link – Top Performers – Education Article

Our schools of education are the weakest link in our public education system, and, of all the system’s parts, they may be the hardest to change with the tools available to policy makers. Perhaps that’s why we don’t really even try. It is often said that an education system can be no better than the teachers who staff it. The reality is that we have much better teachers than we deserve, based on the policies in place and the way…

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Teachers Colleges as the Weakest Link: Part 2 – Top Performers – Education Article

In my last blog post, I described our teachers colleges as the weakest link in our education system, explained why and said that nothing would change unless the states take a very strong role in strengthening them.  In this post, I’ll have a little more to say about that last part. One could argue that our schools of education are as weak as they are because, rather than exercising the kind of leadership they should have exercised, they have chosen…

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