06/19/2013 01:27 pm ET Updated Aug 19, 2013

Report Ranks Teacher Training Programs Poorly


An already-controversial new report from the advocacy group the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) argues that the vast majority of college- and university-level teacher training programs -- including most in Colorado -- are insufficiently preparing new teachers for the classroom.

"They have become an industry of mediocrity, churning out first-year teachers with classroom management skills and content knowledge inadequate to thrive in classrooms with ever-increasing ethnic and socioeconomic student diversity," the report states.

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