A controversial review of America's teacher colleges has met resistance in Wisconsin, where education school leaders in the public and private sector say they will not voluntarily participate.
The National Council on Teacher Quality, a nonprofit advocacy group, and U.S. News & World Report, known for its annual rankings of colleges, announced in January they would launch a first-ever review of the nation's roughly 1,400 colleges of education.
What could possibly be the problem?
A 2006 report by the prominent then-president of Teachers College at Columbia University said most education schools have low admission and graduation standards.
That ruffled feathers, and it fueled interest in some circles about a more public evaluation of education schools.The council and U.S. News have designed a 15-page survey that asks for information about the schools, such as syllabuses and how student teaching experiences are organized. The process will evaluate the design quality of the education schools against 17 standards, according to the council's website
Marquette University won't participate, either.