MnSCU loses appeal to keep course materials from teacher quality council

Cough ’em up. (Joel Carela Photography via Flickr)

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system has lost its appeal to a court ruling — which I reported here  in November — that demands MnSCU turn over syllabi and other course materials to the National Council on Teacher Quality, the Pioneer Press reports.

You may remember that the D.C.-based council wanted the material for its rankings of teacher preparation programs.

An NCTQ report card on those programs came out in June — Minnesota and the rest of the nations didn’t look stellar — and immediately took heat from education experts, who called it inaccurate and incomplete.

It also drew a critical note from Mistilina Sato, director of the Educator Development and Research Center.

You can read the full PiPress story here.