by Mark C. Schug, Michael Richard Ford
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute
October 03, 2013
Many of Wisconsin’s teacher preparation programs are weak, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. They accept students who don’t perform as well as their peers headed to other careers. They graduate teachers who, it appears, don’t always perform as well as their fellow educators in other places once they get to the classroom. Quality education is not about more money or more regulation or more power for unions fixated on a myopic and false struggle between public and private. Teachers, no matter where they teach, are the difference makers.