The authors of the feature article provide a sound analysis of the shortcomings of the new teacher training model in preparing professional teachers rather than technicians, in getting them ready to teach in varied environments, and in helping teachers and students develop their skills of participation in a democratic society. In this response I outline an additional key issue related to apprenticeship-based teacher training models of the type that Match and Relay represent, namely, the matter of accountability.
Response to Article
Sarah Marie Stitzlein and Craig K. West, New Forms of Teacher Education: Connections to Charter Schools and Their Approaches
Ben-Porath, S. R.
Flying Sandwiches and Broken Glasses. A Response to "New Forms of Teacher Education: Connections to Charter Schools and Their Approaches".
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 8.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol22/iss2/8