Kim Schatzel http://wemu.org en Concerns About EMU's Link to EAA Grow http://wemu.org/post/concerns-about-emus-link-eaa-grow <p>Hundreds of educators and others have signed a petition asking Eastern Michigan University to sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp; Some of these people spoke against the partnership at Tuesday's board of regents meeting. &nbsp;<br /><br />Chair of the board of regents Francine Parker says administration needs to listen to the concerns and work to ensure all E-M-U students can find student teaching positions.<br /><br />Steve Camron is a special education professor and chair of the College of Education Council.&nbsp; Camron says the E-A-A connection is hurting E-M-U education students beyond the student teacher boycott.&nbsp; He says the E-A-A's use of Teach for America Candidates with less training makes EMU grads unable to compete for teaching positions.<br /><br />President Susan Martin says she is closely listening to faculty and student concerns and trying to get more information.&nbsp; She says it's unfortunate E-M-U students are being punished and great educators are struggling to find student teaching positions.&nbsp; Martin says the E-A-A however is one of many creative efforts to address under performing schools and it makes sense for E-M-U to be part of the effort.<br /><br />The regents approved Provost Kim Schatzel's appointment to the E-A-A board.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:56:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38834 at http://wemu.org