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Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Reversing the Deprofessionalization of Teaching

Policy Brief - Dec 08, 2015

Author(s) - William Mathis and Kevin Welner, University of Colorado Boulder

As part of a series of briefs being released by the National Education Policy Center with funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, William J. Mathis and Kevin Welner, University of Colorado Boulder, discuss three forces impacting teachers: (a) alternative (fast-track or no-track) teacher preparation and licensure; (b) teacher evaluation approaches that are largely focused on students’ test scores; and (c) scripted, narrow curriculum that can be constricting and demoralizing for high-quality teachers.