A Spirited Disposition Debate

June 6, 2006

For months, an education school accrediting group’s use of the phrase “social justice” to describe a desirable quality in candidates to become elementary and secondary teachers has fueled a debate that has been robust and at times contentious. Monday, as critics formally challenged the accreditor’s policy before a U.S. Education Department panel, the accrediting group defended its evaluation methods and took steps to defuse the issue...

Cases: NCATE: Encouragement of Political Litmus Tests in Higher Education