Multiple sources tell Eduwonk that several people including Lisa Keegan, Kathy Madigan, and Checker Finn have been asked to leave the ABCTE board of directors and that others are resigning. Eduwonk decided to try his hand at this reporting thing and contacted Finn for comment. Finn, an old hand at this reporting thing would say only that his resignation was “involuntary.”
If this does signal more disarray at ABCTE it’s really a shame. A portable candidate-centered credential for teachers makes a great deal of sense and is one way to help address the teacher quality problem the nation faces. But, though the test instruments that ABCTE developed are pretty good the execution has thus far been such a hash that it threatens to discredit the entire idea. That’s too bad.