Reply To: Student growth measures & unintended consequences
You are correct, Michael – teachers ARE refusing to host student teachers in their classrooms. In our area (Rochester, NY), we have three colleges with music education majors, and our district has received increased requests for cooperating teachers because of this. Fortunately for those local programs, at least 25% of our music teachers have accepted student teachers for next year.
Considering the warp speed at which policy changes, CCLS, teacher evaluation practices, etc. are being implemented, one would hope that certification programs would be given some type of grace period to review/revise their curricula for education students. Sadly I hear that that is not happening.