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 →