Phi Beta Cons

A Smart Student Gives Her Ed School an F

Education-school programs cost a lot of time and money, but don’t accomplish much, writes a student in Education Next.

Here’s the concluding paragraph:

After observing and teaching in a variety of classroom settings over the course of my graduate studies, I have concluded that good teaching depends on three things: mastery of the subject, a keen understanding of how children learn, and an ability to maintain a disciplined yet positive learning environment. It is hard for me to express how disheartening it is to have spent two years and more than $80,000 in student loans on a program that did justice to none of those objectives.

Hat tip: Jonathan Robe

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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