Just because the First Amendment of the United States protects a free press and free speech from government censorship doesn’t mean what we read or hear from the media is the truth. Inf act, today, most of the traditional media is full of propaganda and misleading claims. The war against public education is the perfect example.
Few things are worse than mainstream media coverage of education.
Except for that sentence above, which stretches hyperbole beyond credibility.
But that is exactly where the mainstream media finds itself when covering education. Journalists, in their quest to maintain the traditional commitment to “fair and balanced” journalism , consistently endorse and perpetuate organizations without credibility (such as NCTQ) and baseless claims (such as cries of “bad” teacher, “bad” teacher certification, and “bad” unions).
With yet another report released by NCTQ, that failure of the mainstream media has been highlighted once again—notably at NPR  and Education Week: Study Delivers Failing Grades For Many Programs Training Teachers, Claudio Sanchez and Juana Summers; Alternative Certification Deemed Weak by NCTQ in New Teacher-Prep Report, Stephen Sawchuk; Most Teacher Preparation Falls Short on Strategies for ELLs, NCTQ Finds, Lesli A. Maxwell.
First, the mainstream coverage of NCTQ’s reports remains trapped inside
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