Sunday, August 21, 2005

WASC Isn't This Bad, But....

As I said in a previous post, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) came out and looked at our school head to toe. There's a similar organization, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) that accredits schools of education. Unfortunately, NCATE is in pedagogical league with ed schools, and the closer those schools come to fuzzy education, "teaching for social justice", and just about everything but high academic standards for students, the better the school of education will come out in NCATE's eyes. How do I know this? Look at what's being taught in ed schools today! (Hillsdale College is an anomaly, I believe. But check out what's going on at Teacher's College in New York. Or any of the CSU's.)

I stumbled upon an article about a fictional NCATE visit. For the lefties who read this post, we'll say this linked article is "fake, but accurate." :-)

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