Robert Pianta Emphasizes Importance of Teacher Prep

Robert Pianta Emphasizes Importance of Teacher Prep

March 27, 2017

Robert Pianta, dean and professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Education, authored an opinion piece in the Huffington Post on the recent decision to overturn regulations under ESSA. Pianta argued that eliminating teacher regulations and budget proposals “not only signal a retreat from a meaningful federal role in accountability for teacher preparation,” but also an “elimination of the funding needed for states and districts to do something meaningful themselves.” Pianta emphasized the importance of teacher preparation and encouraged readers to act on the issue.

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