Readers of this blog are familiar with the continuing debate about two new “graduate schools of education,” created by charter schools to train charter school teachers. I put quote marks around the term for “graduate schools of education” inasmuch as I don’t see how anything can be called a graduate school that has no scholars, no curriculum, and no disputation.
Carol Burris received a copy of the training manual for the Match school from an anonymous student. In this post for Valerie Strauss’ Answer Sheet, Burris analyzes the program and the pedagogy. She seeks to answer the question: What are charter teachers taught in their custom graduate school?