Those Nonsense Annual NCTQ Ratings Are Coming on June 17


Dr. Schneider’s comments on NCTQ are important. This week I’ll be writing more about NCTQ, but her comments are a great way to get us started. In my previous post several charts were designed to expose the organization participating in their “review” and more importantly, who isn’t.

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On June 17, 2014, the so-called National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) will unleash upon the world its ratings of teacher training programs.

Here is part of an announcement sent on June 9, 2014, to members of the press:

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, June 17, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) will release the highly anticipated 2014 Teacher Prep Review – an annual evaluation of the nation’s teacher preparation programs. This year’s Review will include an expanded and more comprehensive evaluation of teacher preparation programs, which, for the first time, are ranked numerically. [Emphasis added.]

Grade ’em and rank ’em, because we can.

NCTQ is well funded. Of course Gates money is in there, as is Broad Foundation money (big supporters of Teach for America and promoters of its own brand of nonaccredited superintendent via its superintendents academy) and Arnold Foundation money (also huge supporters of TFA).

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