Click *here* to read a report in which Kevin K. Kumashiro of the National Education Policy Center, based at the University of Colorado, critiques proposed regulations tying teacher education programs to Value-Added Models of accountability. The authors detail five major areas in which the proposals are problematic. The issues raised will sound familiar to Edustank readers and market-based education reform fighters, but certainly they carry more weight coming from Dr. Kumashiro, the Dean of the College of Education at the University of San Francisco, than from little ol' me.
It's a fine report, released January 12, 2015, and suggests a February 2, 2015, deadline for submitting comments and concerns to https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/12/03/2014-28218/teacher-preparation-issues. 1,555 comments have been submitted so far! Add your voice too.
(Thanks to C.G. for bringing this document to my attention).
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