Delaware DOE, are you reading this? How much of the $505,000 have you paid Relay?
Faculty members at the University of Memphis are fighting any partnership between the university and the Relay “Graduate School of Education.”
The student newspaper writes:
“Can Relay Graduate School of Education produce quality educators after a one-year teaching residency in one of Memphis’ charter schools?
“The University of Memphis is reconsidering this question after faculty senate members have asked university president David M. Rudd to reevaluate the potential impact of a proposed partnership between the university, Relay, and Shelby County Schools/ Achievement School District.
“The proposed program is drawing concern from faculty members and people in the community, where charter schools already use young teachers who obtain teaching certification from other non-traditional programs such as Teach for America or Memphis Teacher Residency.
“The faculty senate unanimously voted to independently investigate any risks that Relay might pose to current university programs. Additionally, a task force likely to include Provost Karen Weddle-West…
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