Group Gives Bad Grade to Texas Teacher Education

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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HOUSTON (AP) - A preliminary study by a nonprofit advocacy group
says Texas teacher's colleges generally do a poor job of training prospective teachers.

The Houston Chronicle reports the report by the National Council
on Teacher Quality is already drawing scorn from many college deans.

The group graded each of the 67 college-based teacher training programs in Texas. The council is awaiting responses from more deans - most of whom have ignored its request - before publishing the report.

The education programs were graded largely on their standards for admission, their course requirements, the quality of faculty, and how well they prepare teachers in math and reading.

Dean Bob Wimpelberg of the University of Houston College of Education called the council's study "flawed" and says his faculty rejects the report.

The study comes amid growing criticism of colleges of education- notably from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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