Ron Thorpe expands on medical residency analogy in Kappan

The September 2014 issue of Kappan magazine features a compelling article by National Board President and CEO Ron Thorpe titled, "Residency: Can it transform teaching the way it did medicine?" In the piece, Thorpe explores complex questions, including: 

  • Should the education profession push for universal residency for teachers? What would it look like?
  • How would it affect student learning and the basic culture of the teaching profession?
  • Given that residency would substantially raise the bar for entry into the profession, what effect would it have on the workforce?
  • How would we pay for it?

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