Teaching Profession Opinion

The Current State Of “Alt” Cert

By Alexander Russo — September 18, 2007 1 min read
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Nearly everywhere you go in New York you run into new teachers who joined the NYC Teaching Fellows program -- the city’s version of TFA, I guess -- teaching for the first time and taking grad school courses at night. And nearly everywhere you go you’ll find that they complain mightily -- about the lame courses they have to take, and about the schools where they’re placed lacking support. Now there’s a book and a new report out on the topic. The book, Great Expectations, is reviewed in today’s New York Sun. The new report, from Fordham, has the usual witty cover and the usual disputed findings (see story here).

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