Sen. Alexander Weighs In on Teacher Preparation Regulations

Sen. Alexander Weighs In on Teacher Preparation Regulations

October 12, 2016

In a statement, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said the Dept. of Education’s regulation on teacher preparation programs under ESSA “appears to violate the Higher Education Act.” Under that law, states are “responsible for evaluating whether a college’s program gives teachers the skills they need for the classroom” not “bureaucrats at a distant department in Washington.” Alexander also raised concerns over the mandate on teacher evaluations and student test scores.