Wednesday, February 28, 2007

National Teacher Ed Standards?

From Education Week:
National Standards Urged for Math, Science Teachers
By Sean Cavanagh

A federal commission has issued draft recommendations calling for the creation of national licensing standards for teachers in mathematics and science, in what would mark a clear shift away from a system controlled by individual states and universities.

Either the federal government or a national policy organization would establish guidelines for certification and teacher training, under the proposal. States and school districts could be given federal financial incentives to follow those standards, according to the report’s recommendations.

Read the rest here (requires registration).
I think it's unlikely this idea will become law, but if it does, it's hard imagine it won't happen to English as well.

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