Memphis Faculty Senate Speaks Out on Relay Deal

Last week, we reported (thanks to Nancy Bailey) on a proposed collaboration between the Relay Graduate School of Education and the University of Memphis to create a new teacher education program that would train teachers to serve in the lowest-performing schools in Memphis.

Now, Chalkbeat has the story of the Memphis Faculty Senate expressing its displeasure at the move.

The bottom line: The faculty in the Deparment of Education wasn’t consulted about the move and views it as unfriendly competition.

The Relay Project in Memphis is receiving funding from the Hyde Foundation there, among other supporters.

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One thought on “Memphis Faculty Senate Speaks Out on Relay Deal

  1. I have no problem with looking at alternative routes to train our teachers. But, this alternative route is going to charge 35k? For how many years of schooling for 35k? Sounds a lot like those for profit schools that charge a lot.

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