Educating school leaders

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Who conducted it: Arthur Levine, president of Columbia University’s Teachers College lead the four-year study. This is the first in a series of reports planned by the Education Schools Project, which Levine directs.

What they studied: A representative sample of educational administration programs at 25 colleges of education across the country.

What they found: College-based programs for education administrators range from “inadequate to appalling.” Curricula are disconnected from the students’ needs, admissions standards are low, faculties are weak, and coursework lacks rigor.