UM: Teacher Prep

National Public Radio reports that many universities are critical of a National Council on Teacher Quality effort to evaluate more than 1,000 teacher prep programs, saying the council’s methods are flawed. Results from the analysis will be published in U.S. News and World Report next year. The article interviews Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Education: “For example, most of the indicators people are discussing have to do with inputs like the quality of the entrance requirements. That’s a very strange metric. If I was a person looking for a program, I’d want to know what I’m going to learn while I’m there, not how selective the program is.” [Source]