Yes. Traditional certification is not the only path for good teachers. These kinds of programs bring highly educated, highly motivated teachers into schools that need them and can increase the diversity of the teaching workforce.
46% (72 votes)
No. Too many of these programs do little more than throw poorly prepared teachers into underserved classrooms, which hinders student learning and contributes to high teacher-turnover rates.
22% (34 votes)
It depends on the program. Some underprepare their teachers, but others, such as Teach for America, have excellent track records.
28% (44 votes)
None of the above. (Comment below.)
3% (5 votes)
Total votes: 155