Advisers Spar Over Teacher Policy
As my colleague Vaishali Honawar reports over at the Teacher Beat blog:
During the debate at Teachers College on Tuesday night, which was webcast by Education Week and edweek.org, Linda Darling-Hammond, an adviser for Sen. Barack Obama, and Lisa Graham Keegan, Sen. John McCain's top education adviser sparred over whether alternative teacher-preparation programs, such as Teach for America, are a good way to recruit prospective teachers, or whether universities are still the best place to train educators. And they had a substantive discussion of other recruitment and retention issues, such as career ladders vs. merit pay.
Check it out...she's even got video!