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Education Secretary Arne Duncan backs plan to transform
teacher education

from infoZine

Within five years of beginning their careers, 50 percent of teachers leave the field. Teachers in urban schools can last as little as 18 months. A new teacher-education plan aims to stop that. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education released a new teacher education plan at a panel discussion. Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorsed the plan, saying it is time to "turn teacher-preparation programs upside down." He said holes in the teacher-education system have caused the U.S. education system to fall to 24th among 30 industrialized countries. more

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