MILWAUKEE - A review of the nation's teacher-training programs suggests that many University of Wisconsin System education schools are of middling quality.
The nonprofit National Council on Teacher Quality used a four-star rating system to evaluate teacher preparation programs at more than 1,100 colleges and universities.
According to the review, UW-Stout's undergraduate program for preparing high school teachers received three stars, the highest marks in the state for any education school.
But 21 other education programs reviewed in the UW System fell into the one- and two-star categories, with most receiving one star.
Some education-school leaders in the UW System criticized the results.
President Jeanne Williams of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the council had "no standing to be evaluating teacher education."
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