Class Struggle: but 63 percent like Teach For America

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Ed school professors resist teaching practical skills

Amid the chatter about the Obama administration's Race to the Top funds, NBC's Education Nation programs and the release of the film "Waiting For 'Superman'" (warning: I am in it), I am not hearing much about how education schools fit into this new saving our schools ferment. A new survey of education school professors reveals traditional teacher training institute are trying, sort of, to adjust, but still resist giving top priority to hottest topic among young teachers, learning how to manage the kids.

By Jay Mathews  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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