Commentary on schools of education

Joanne Jacobs:

“Teachers are trained in the dumbest parts of the dumbest colleges said Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, at an event with Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee.

He’s not the first to criticize education schools, points out Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network. “The average ed school . . . is nothing more than a politically correct fad factory that gloms onto the latest good-sounding tripe and forces it down the throats of its students.”

Schools of education represent the academic slums of most any college,” said Walter E. Williams, a George Mason economics professor in 2012. “American education can benefit from slum removal.”

Arnn stands by his statement, while claiming a “deep and abiding affection for teachers.”