Just read that New York City is to issue score cards for teacher colleges.  This in an effort to single out institutions whose graduates might not give the best value in city schools.  I  was reminded of a story a dean of a prestigious Midwestern university told me back in the late 1950s.  He said that if I looked in their library at the theses supporting degrees conferred by the school of education, I would find many spelling mistakes.   I took the scholar at his word and never did a survey of my own.  Of course, there was no spell check back then. But maybe New York City could do a spotcheck and use this additional measurement in its efforts ultimately to improve student  performance!

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