Wise Words?: Arthur Wise, president of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, has begun lobbying for what he calls "a truly national system of accreditation.'' At a number of recent education meetings, Wise has argued that other professions have drawn strength from uniting behind a common set of accreditation standards.
Real Student Teachers: Next summer, some high school students in Fulton County, Ga., will step out from behind their desks and take their place at the teacher's podium. Under a new program, students in Georgia may enroll in an education course that culminates in actual teaching experience at nearby elementary schools or their own high school. Shirley Phillips, an assistant superintendent who is administering the county's "Young Educators of Tomorrow'' program, says Georgia will need some 35,000 new teachers over the next five years. By midDecember, more than 200 students had already signed up.