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IACTE provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education and promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

Reactions to Proposed College Ranking

Iowa was one of four locations for public hearings on the USDE proposal for ranking colleges to provide better information for applicants.  The IACTE Executive Board made a response at those hearings (See below.)    Another response was posted on the Huffington Post by Patricia McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University.   She described it as the “silly season” at the Department of Education.  However silly, Arne Duncan and the Obama administration seem intent on inflicting it upon higher education in the name of reform.

Our Executive Board has responded– do you agree or disagree?

A New College Ratings System: IACTE Responds to Request for Feedback

nadenephoto2President Obama has directed the U.S. Department of Education to develop and publish a new college ratings system that would be available for students and families before the 2015-16 school year. The ratings system is supposed to help students compare the value offered by colleges and encourage colleges to improve.

Open forums were held and UNI was one of four sites for public comment on November 15, 2013.

IACTE President Nadene Davidson was there to provide input from the IACTE Executive Board.

Here is the statement she made:

USDE Open Forum Final Version

Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE) is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The views expressed on this website are the views of IACTE.