Why isn't Harvard training more teachers?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

About one in five Harvard seniors applies to Teach for America. However, only a "minuscule" percentage of the class actually studies education, according to Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan.

What accounts for this difference? Why are so many of America's brightest students apparently interested in teaching but not availing themselves of the training their school has to offer?

Part of what's to blame is a long-standing institutional snobbery toward teaching.

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