The University of Washington plans to launch a program to train and certify Teach for America recruits. People who go through the program would start teaching after just five weeks of intensive instruction.
A full slate of public testimony is expected at tonight's school board meeting in Seattle. The board is voting on a controversial proposal to allow new recruits from a national organization called Teach for America into Seattle's public schools. The program places top college grads – who don't have traditional teaching certificates - in underperforming schools.