THAT IS WALL STREET BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT AND NEO-CONSERVATIVE JOHNS HOPKINS FOR YOU WITH THE AID OF CORPORATE MARYLAND ASSEMBLY.
The advancement of K-12 privatization started with Clinton policy to defund public schools and heighten funding for charters. But the policy for Race to the Top/Common Core was written by Bill Gates and ALEC-----the corporate policy writing think tank----IT IS ALL REPUBLICAN AND CORPORATE EDUCATION POLICY----IT WAS SIMPLY ADVANCED BY CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS IN CONGRESS AND OBAMA AS A TAG TEAM WITH REPUBLICANS. At the same time, corporate universities----mostly Ivy League started to create Schools of Education on their campuses-----as did Johns Hopkins so that when Race to the Top was installed
these corporate universities would control UNIVERSITY TEACHING EDUCATION.
Remember, the same happened with the Reagan/Clinton education reform that took rigor from US education creating students not able to read or do math. Teachers were out in force in the 1990s as that reform happened just as they are today. So too were the university education schools being changed to that teaching policy. It is the control of university teaching degree content that makes these reforms hard to stop because the teachers graduate trained to install these bad education policies even as they are against them.
If you look at the Federal funding for higher education you see Clinton neo-liberals doubled--down on private higher education avenues and online instruction and look at where lots of teacher's degrees will be found----in conservative institutions pushing the privatized education reform and its policies. Maryland responded to the coming education reform Race to the Top and Common Core by opening Schools of Education in Johns Hopkins and Towson---filling the area with teachers trained only to follow teach to the test/Common Core and not to question any of the education reforms. Johns Hopkins Education fills every nook and cranny of Baltimore City Schools---from classroom VISTAs to education non-profits headed by Hopkins graduates. Teach for America in Baltimore outnumber public school teachers......and we have a Michelle Rhee education privatization group-----the Baltimore Education Coalition created by Hopkins to advocate for all of these privatization reforms.
So, getting rid of Johns Hopkins education school as the dominant force in Baltimore education is the first step to reversing these corporate education policies. As we help Hopkins return to being a small private college by asking they 'donate' their School of Education building to the City of Baltimore-----we can make that building the Baltimore City oversight and accountability for Federal education laws and data. University of Baltimore is the better venue for an Education School.
Top 10 Online Colleges for Teaching Degrees in 2015
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the need for elementary school teachers to increase at an average of 12% through 2022, and the need for high school teachers to grow at a slower than average rate of 6%. A career as a professional teacher in public and most private schools requires at least a bachelor’s degree, with advancement and pay increases generally tied to either an advanced degree or teaching experience.
Featured Colleges Sponsored Schools A typical classroom teacher’s day is divided between classroom and non-classroom duties. Classroom duties include instruction and other interactions with students. Non-classroom activities include lesson planning, student progress assessments, test and homework grading, professional development and other administrative duties and responsibilities. Entry level teachers can expect to earn between $53,000 for elementary school and $55,000 for high school. The top 10% of teachers earn a salary of $85,690, which usually requires a master’s degree. The bottom 10% earn about $35,630 per year.
While each institution listed on this page is accredited, it is important to note that not all teaching programs are intended to culminate in professional licensure. All tuition information was gathered from each school’s website in May 2014.
- Liberty University Online
Founded in 1971, Liberty has since become the largest private, nonprofit university in the country. Located in Lynchburg, VA, they are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees in education from associate through Ph.D. Liberty offers more than two dozen education degree programs, including three bachelor’s degrees and more than 15 master’s degrees. Education programs are designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as Christian-inspired educators. The cost of an undergraduate degree ranges from about $48,000 for part-time students down to about $45,000 for full-time students. Financial aid can be acquired via a FAFSA application.
- Xavier University
Xavier University offers educators a unique opportunity to be part of a program led by faculty who are published and recognized in the field. Other programs can prepare you for the next job, but this program will prepare you to be a leader and an advocate for students. The program also provides the connections you need to have an impact and be relevant. Courses are conducted from the perspective of a Jesuit Catholic framework creating an experience and mindset that is unique.
- This is a fully online university that seeks to deliver professionally aligned education and is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Capella’s education programs include certificate, master’s and doctoral degrees focused on developing effective educators interested in growing into education leaders, and, as such, desire career advancement. The approximate cost of a master’s degree is $18,480 for tuition only; additional expenses for fees, books and materials are not included. The cost of other programs, such as a specialist certificate in school psychology, is higher, with a tuition set at $27,660. The school does offer discounts of 10 percent for military servicemembers and their families, and it does use the FAFSA application process.
- Ashford University
Ashford has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission since 2013, and provides eight online bachelor’s programs in education, as well as one associate program and two master’s degrees. Education degrees issued by Ashford are intended for individuals seeking to increase their knowledge, advance their careers or gain employment in education environments. Financial aid may be available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents requesting assistance via the FAFSA application.
- Concordia University
Concordia University – Portland online offers Education and Business programs that can help you take the next step in your career. Our accelerated online M.Ed. classes are five weeks in length, and our MBA classes are seven weeks in length. Both are designed to help you develop new strategies, and expand your knowledge. Through our program format, you will not only study and grow with student peers just like yourself, but you will be able to do so in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience. Concordia University – Portland online is dedicated to providing our students with the tools necessary to enhance individual skills, as well as promote an inclusive learning environment that fosters discussion and stimulates intellectual rigor.
- Rasmussen College
No matter where you are in your career, Rasmussen’s early childhood education program can help you prepare for the position that’s right for you so you can really make a difference in a child’s life. Rasmussen’s School of Education Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is designed to help you start or advance a rewarding career dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young children and their families.
There are opportunities stemming from all levels of education. Whether you’re pursuing a Certificate, Associate’s, or Bachelor’s degree, Rasmussen College can help you find the path that will prepare you to succeed as an education professional.
- Northcentral University
Northcentral University was founded to provide accessible, high-quality, online graduate degrees to working professionals. As a regionally accredited, online university, NCU serves students worldwide, focusing on Doctoral and Master’s degree programs in the Schools of Business and Technology Management, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Sciences. NCU utilizes a One-to-One Teaching Model-one student paired with a member of NCU’s 100% faculty in each course- to create a more personalized education experience for adult students who share a passion for excellence in higher education.
- Grand Canyon University
This is a for profit university located in Arizona that was founded in 1949, and it has extensive online offerings that place an emphasis on Christian values and ethics. They have been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1969 and are licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Many of GCU’s bachelor’s degrees are intended to culminate in licensure, and courses are aligned with national professional standards. In addition to undergraduate degrees, GCU offer 19 master’s and postgraduate degrees in various educational disciplines. The approximate tuition cost of a four year undergraduate degree is $66,000, not including books and other fees. Students may apply for financial aid using the FAFSA application.
- Kaplan University
For more than three quarters of a century, this Davenport, IA-based school, which is accredited by the North Central Higher Learning Commission, provides educational opportunities via seven locations and an online interface. They are trailblazers in the field of distance learning and stand by the motto, “The world is our classroom.” The school’s education curriculums are limited to certificates and master’s level programs intended to aid in career advancement, with at least a dozen to choose from. The cost of obtaining a graduate degree or certificate varies depending upon the specific program and other factors. Financial aid is available and may be applied for using the FAFSA application.
- American InterContinental University
AIU is a major player in online education and boasts high rates of student satisfaction. Over 90% of students and employers surveyed say they are happy with their experiences, both studying at AIU and working with the school’s alumni. The university offers an online bachelor’s of business administration program that is fully accredited and includes 10 specializations: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, management, marketing, operations, and project management. The program is designed to last 36 months with 180 quarter credits, though classes can be taken part-time as well. Total tuition comes to around $54,000 over three year.
Van Hollen of Maryland is portrayed as progressive Democrat when he has been a Clinton neo-liberal from the start. Below you see Van Hollen strongly backing Teach for America----the Republican education policy to kill public teachers and public teacher's education structures. Ask any parent in a city public school if circulating Teach for America through underserved schools has been helpful and they will all shout NO. All data show Teach for America placements DO NOT PERFORM WELL IN CLASSROOMS AND EVEN PEOPLE TRACKED INTO TEACH FOR AMERICA SHOUT AGAINST THIS EDUCATION PRIVATIZATION PROGRAM. Yet, there is a Maryland pols running as a Democrat-----in this coming Senate race!!!!!!
As this article below shows, Obama and Clinton neo-liberals are folding private corporations and online teaching corporations into Federal funding for higher education for teachers. This delusion of funding strictly for public universities that used to be the source of teaching colleges moves this privatization of K-12 teachers along. Van Hollen works hard for Johns Hopkins in Baltimore as over half of Baltimore's teachers are Teach for America. If only Baltimore and Maryland had REAL progressive Democrats so we could have quality education.
'Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said he was "disappointed" that Teach for America was not specifically included in the administration's budget. "This is a proven program," he said. "If you're effective and have demonstrated success, does it make sense that you're rolling the dice potentially every year in terms of continued funding?" '
As you see below Maryland is ground zero for placement of Teach for America and mostly in community of color schools in Prince George's County and Baltimore City schools. Don't worry middle-class----Teach for America is found in middle-class schools as well.
Teach for America's federal funds threatened by grant competition proposal
By Nick Anderson Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, February 11, 2010; 10:40 PM
Teach for America, which enlists recent college graduates for two-year stints in some of the nation's most troubled public schools, would lose its uncontested claim on $18 million in federal funding under an Obama administration proposal to launch a grant competition for teacher training programs.
At first blush, the proposal to end Teach for America's noncompetitive grant seems a surprising setback for a program viewed favorably by federal officials, lawmakers and philanthropists with influence in public education.
But Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the proposal to merge that funding with other programs, if approved by Congress, would make $235 million available for initiatives to recruit and prepare teachers for high-need schools.
"We think there's a chance for programs that are doing a great job to actually increase their funding," Duncan told reporters last week when asked about Teach for America. "It's an expanded pool of resources and we want the best to rise to the top. . . . There's a big, big opportunity out there for high performers."
But leaders of the 20-year-old nonprofit organization, based in New York, have expressed concerns about the budget proposal because they are counting on federal funding to help finance an expansion. So a dedicated grant could be more valuable to the organization than the chance to win more money.
"We're really hopeful that Congress will put us in the budget," said Teach for America spokeswoman Kerci Marcello Stroud, "so we can take advantage of this tremendous opportunity for us to grow and reach more kids."
Stroud said the proposed grant competition could raise difficulties for the organization. "It's hard to plan," she said. "We have to plan so far in advance."
Teach for America placed 4,100 new teachers in schools last fall, more than double the number five years earlier, and it hopes to grow even more. The organization has provided the Washington region with many teachers over the years, including 415 this year in the District and Prince George's County. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee is one of its most famous alumni.
Backers say the program is one of the best alternative pathways into the profession; critics say the teachers it places are ill prepared and often do no better than those who come from teacher colleges with regular credentials.
On various occasions, Duncan has praised Teach for America. He also has said many teacher colleges do a "mediocre job" preparing teachers for the classroom.
Teach for America's $18 million noncompetitive grant, authorized under the federal higher-education law, amounts to a tiny fraction of the $59 billion Education Department budget for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. But Stroud said the grant and a few million dollars from other federal sources account for more than 10 percent of the organization's $189 million budget. Teach for America has received federal education funding for several years, according to the organization, including a $14.9 million grant in the last fiscal year.
Whether the administration's proposal will win congressional approval remains to be seen.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said he was "disappointed" that Teach for America was not specifically included in the administration's budget. "This is a proven program," he said. "If you're effective and have demonstrated success, does it make sense that you're rolling the dice potentially every year in terms of continued funding?"
WHEN YOU ARE GIVEN A #1 RANKING THE WORLD LOOKS MORE CLOSELY AT YOUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS----WHICH IS WHY US NEWS REPORT MAKES THIS RANKING FOR HOPKINS----THE MOST CORPORATE OF EDUCATION POLICY.
It was shown years ago that US News and World Report rankings of universities is skewed by taking what are bribes for good rankings just as the Better Business Bureau has been doing. The US News faking of rankings bought by the highest bidder was so bad-----the European universities had to create their own organizations to rank so as to get fair ratings.
Do you think it odd that Johns Hopkins is ranked #1 or #2 in every measure in the US News reports every year? Hopkins jukes the stats for one-----and no one looks at the integrity of data given-----as people in Baltimore know-----there is no prestige happening here----and especially in education education and policy for goodness sake. Hopkins has held control of Baltimore City schools for decades as buildings crumbled and students received third world education and is now behind the K-career college apprenticeship corporatization of public education. How can any university that makes corporatizing and vocationalizing public education be ranked #1 or #2? OH, US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKS ACCORDING TO HOW CORPORATE A UNIVERSITY IS!
Seriously, for the future of Maryland education and especially Baltimore education-----Johns Hopkins must be taken out of the School of Education business and definitely out of our public school public policy. Taking JHU School of Education building and turning it into a Baltimore City public education agency that enforced Federal education law and monitored education data would be a start!
US News and Education Week rank according to how corporate education policy is------Bill Gates is Education Week----so when you look at these rankings---Hopkins is the best at making its schools patent machines in health care and in global corporate education businesses overseas for example and not good at quality health and education at home.
JHU School of Education rises to No. 2 in U.S. News rankings Seven Johns Hopkins graduate programs garner top 25 recognition
Hub staff report / March 12, 2013 Posted in University News
Johns Hopkins University School of Education building
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education ranks second nationally among graduate education programs, according to new rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The school moved up from a No. 6 ranking last year.
Education is among seven Johns Hopkins graduate programs deemed to be among the top 25 in the country by U.S. News, according to its 2014 rankings lists, which evaluate schools of education, engineering, and medicine, and programs in the social sciences and humanities.
"We are very pleased to receive a number two ranking from U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools of Education," School of Education Dean David W. Andrews said. "This recognition acknowledges the work of our distinguished faculty, students, and staff and confirms our school's place as a national leader in education reform through research and teaching. In addition, this top ranking is especially important to us as a young graduate school of education because it reflects our vision to challenge the accepted and transcend conventional boundaries to improve learning outcomes worldwide."
Vanderbilt tops the list of 118 schools of education. Harvard, Texas, and Stanford round out the top five. Complete rankings are available on the U.S. News website.
Not all graduate-level disciplines are ranked every year. Johns Hopkins ranks No. 1 in public health and nursing, programs last ranked by U.S. News in 2011.
In the new medicine rankings, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ranks third in research and 24th in primary care.
The Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins ranks 25th out of 96 schools.
JHU programs in the social sciences and humanities ranked by U.S. News include history (11th), English (13th), economics (24th), psychology (26th), sociology (27th), and political science (40th).
Johns Hopkins also has 11 specialty areas that rank among the top 10 nationally, according to U.S. News, led by first-place rankings for biomedical engineering and internal medicine.
Other top 10 specialties at JHU are AIDS (No. 2), geriatrics (No. 2), pediatrics (No. 4), women's health (No. 4), political theory (No. 5) literary criticism and theory (No. 6), U.S. colonial history (No. 6), environmental engineering (No. 7), and behavioral neuroscience (No. 7).
The U.S. News program rankings for education, medicine, and engineering are compiled using data (much of it provided by the institutions themselves) to determine how a school ranks relative to its peers in three areas: student selectivity, faculty resources, and research activity. Scores in these areas are weighted and combined with results of a peer assessment survey to determine a single composite score.
Specialty rankings and program rankings for the social sciences and humanities are determined solely by peer assessment surveys.