The Incredible Disappearing Charter School Teachers

By the end of a promotional video for Boston’s Match charter schools two thirds of the featured teachers no longer teach at the schools, while another has her eye on the door.

In case you missed it, Massachusetts now has a graduate school of education just to train teachers who plan to teach at a charter school. Why do charters require their own degree program? Turns out the answer has a lot more to do with quantity than quality.

Students who graduate from the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education will leave with a Masters of Effective Teaching, and a guaranteed job. The degree is also a bargain–just $5,000, paid for by the charters who plan to employ the grads and subsidized by philanthropists. Any guesses as to who? Continue reading →