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Why UNC Needs Charter Schools: Charter Demonstration Schools Can Improve Teacher Education

posted on in Education (PreK-12), Spending & Taxes

The UNC system has initiated few efforts to strengthen teacher-education programs.

UNC universities should use their power as charter-school authorizers to create on-site demonstration or laboratory charter schools to improve teacher-education programs.

Dr. Stoops is the director of the Center for Effective Education. Before joining the Locke Foundation in 2005, he worked as the program assistant for the Child Welfare Education Programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. He… ...

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