Ed Schools Push Back Against Practicality

Ed schools have long been criticized for providing too little practical experience for new teachers and resisting ideas that aren't research proven (and politically correct). Here, the Washington Post's Jay Mathews takes a look at some of the unorthodox but practical approaches that award-winning teachers and schools are employing -- home visits, giving out cell phone numbers, and additional time for learning -- and wonders why they aren't taught in schools of education: "Why can't university teacher training programs pass on more practical, field-tested ideas to help kids in our lowest-performing neighborhoods?" (Learning From the Masters)


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