What does it say about university schools of education when students who have spent a couple years taking classes in them are inferior teachers compared to a group that only received five weeks worth of training?

Needless to say, it doesn’t speak well for them. Here‘s an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about a study showing Teach for America teachers are more effective than graduates of education schools.

On a related note, here‘s an interesting debate between the Washington Post‘s Jay Mathews and Valerie Strauss about the value of Teach for America.

And from the vaults of Pope Center research, here‘s a report George Cunningham did for us about how education schools don’t focus all that much on actually teaching children, focusing instead on making students into advocates for “social change.” If you haven’t read it before, I would highly recommend reading it and sharing with your friends. Ed schools are the source of much mischief in today’s society.