Failing to teach? Educators rebut report that flunked Nevada college teacher programs

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Monday, July 1, 2013

A controversial report issued earlier this month found colleges in Nevada and across the nation lack the programs needed to graduate teachers ready to instruct students in reading, math and science at the level needed to compete in the global economy.

The National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonprofit organization, released a June 18 report rating 1,130 colleges and universities nationwide on a scale of zero to four stars on how well they prepared their graduate and undergraduate students to be effective in the classroom.

The “Teacher Prep” report, published in U.S News & World Report as a type of consumer guide, has drawn heated criticism from various colleges and organizations for relying primarily on outlines for teaching courses, or syllabi, which don’t give a complete picture of a program’s quality.

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