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Expectations for Our Teachers Are Misplaced

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an editorial by Arthur Levine titled "Expectations for Our Teachers Are Misplaced," which examined the standards and characteristics of education schools within colleges and how these related to new teachers entering workforce in public schools across the country.
The Chronicle of Higher Education published an editorial by Arthur Levine titled "Expectations for Our Teachers Are Misplaced," which examined the standards and characteristics of education schools within colleges and how these related to new teachers entering workforce in public schools across the country.

Arthur Levine, the president of Teachers College of Columbia University, outlined his editorial according to three major points made by critics of the educational system. First, education schools are to blame for admitting weak students who in turn become poor teachers. Second, they are expected to turn out "finished products." Third, they are expected to rescue failing school systems.

This article, written by Tom Beppler, appeared in the March 30th, 2006 publication of The Breeze.


Published Friday, Mar. 31, 2006

Expectations for Our Teachers Are Misplaced

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an editorial by Arthur Levine titled "Expectations for Our Teachers Are Misplaced," which examined the standards and characteristics of education schools within colleges and how these related to new teachers entering workforce in public schools across the country.

Arthur Levine, the president of Teachers College of Columbia University, outlined his editorial according to three major points made by critics of the educational system. First, education schools are to blame for admitting weak students who in turn become poor teachers. Second, they are expected to turn out "finished products." Third, they are expected to rescue failing school systems.

This article, written by Tom Beppler, appeared in the March 30th, 2006 publication of The Breeze.


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