Teacher training is critical to student success. But despite high-profile education reforms such as Common Core standards and a new state education funding formula, teacher preparation is still not getting the attention it deserves. That's one of the conclusions of "Preparing World Class Teachers," a new study by the education think tank EdSource. We talk to the report's co-author and other education experts about model programs and the best way to reform teacher preparation and credentialing.
Raising the Bar for Teacher Training
Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource, an independent not-for-profit research and reporting organization
Jessica Taal, Teacher, San Lorenzo High School
Megan Taylor, assistant professor in curriculum studies and secondary education, Sonoma State University; former middle school and high school teacher
Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education, Stanford University; chair of the California Teacher Credentialing Commission
Betsy Kean, former interim dean of the graduate college of education, San Francisco State University