National Council on Teacher Quality

 A national organization that biennially rates teacher preparation programs across the country was itself evaluated by UNC Chapel Hill researchers. The outcome was not so good.

A new rating of programs which train teachers is creating a stir.  The review by the National Council on Teacher Quality finds most college and university education departments have become what it calls “an industry of mediocrity.”  U.S. News and World Report published the ratings this week.   They’re generating a lot of criticism and not just from schools which scored poorly.