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Advisers Spar Over Teacher Policy

By Alyson Klein — October 23, 2008 1 min read
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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, 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!