(From RealClearPolicy):

Depressing News About Ed Schools

By Thomas K. Lindsay

Discussions of how to address poor student learning at the college level often end with fingers pointed, not at higher education, but at the K-12 sector: Universities, the story goes, can do only so much with students coming in with poor K-12 educations. But this objection fails, for many of K-12’s defects can be traced to university teachers’ colleges.

So argues a national study just issued by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). Titled “Teacher Prep Review” and produced in partnership with U.S. News & World Report, the study finds that university teacher-education programs abound in “mediocrity,” credentialing K-12 teachers who are fatally unprepared for their tasks. READ MORE HERE