Report says NS K-12 education system protects under-performing teachers

March 20, 2014

A new report from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) says Nova Scotia’s education system protects under-performing teachers, which undermines the majority of teachers who are doing good work. The authors, consultant Paul Bennett and former member of the Ontario College of Teachers Governing Board Karen Mitchell, call for a new, more independent Teacher Regulation Branch that would “have a clear mandate to raise professional teaching standards, rebuild public trust, properly vet teacher education programs, and safeguard students in schools.” The regulatory body the report recommends would be responsible for developing and implementing an evaluation and accreditation program for faculties of education and teacher training institutes in NS. AIMS News Release | CBC | Full Report