Who decides who becomes a teacher?

Julie Gorlewski, Eve Tuck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Policy instruments such as edTPA shift the authority for certification decisions away from faculty in Schools of Education and teachers in the field and toward temporary contract workers hired and paid by private corporations. The implications of this shift are serious. When corporate entities, whose primary aim is profit, are entrusted with decisions about the public good, profit trumps justice. The drive for standardized mechanisms of accountability that are profitable and scalable inevitably marginalizes significant funds of knowledge in schools, in communities, and in higher education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWho Decides Who Becomes a Teacher?
Subtitle of host publicationSchools of Education as Sites of Resistance
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351979450
ISBN (Print)9781138284340
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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