Dan Coupland: Ending the Teacher Certification Game
Hillsdale College, fatigued with pointless and counterproductive state and federal mandates on aspiring teachers, has decided to ditch traditional teacher preparation for something smarter. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Dan Coupland joins the podcast to discuss what drastic changes Hillsdale has made to its teacher training and why. Coupland wrote an article for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy discussing the shift. That article garnered more than 300 enthusiastic comments. Here's a follow-up article by Jane Shaw, the center's president.