Mass. universities receive poor score for teacher prep

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Three Massachusetts universities received poor grades in a national report that's adding fuel to the debate on how to teach America's school kids.

The report, which was issued by the National Council on Teacher Quality, is critical of how colleges and universities nationwide are training the next generation of teachers.

UMass-Dartmouth is one of three schools in Massachusetts for which the Council issued a consumer report alert. It found the state university is using course material for aspiring teachers that “often has little relevance to what they need to succeed in the classroom.”

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