A new report on the quality of teacher preparation programs across the country has been released by the National Council on Teacher Quality. There is also a focused report just on Kentucky. The news isn’t so good.
“Among the 37 Kentucky programs that were fully evaluated, 10 elementary and 10 secondary programs were strong enough to receive a national ranking.”
The other 17 programs were below national average in performance and were not ranked.
The news article continues, “In student teaching, no programs in Kentucky were found to ensure a high-quality student teaching experience in which candidates are assigned only to highly-skilled teachers and receive frequent concrete feedback.”
That’s pretty disturbing.
Of interest in the school choice discussion, the report shows it is very difficult to get rid of low-performing teachers in Kentucky. That would not happen in a decent charter school.