Should AUSL Be A National Teacher Prep Model?

Obama education advisor Linda Darling-Hammond describes the Obama Teacher Residency proposal as being based on the AUSL model:

"AUSL has created that exemplify good practice for urban students, mentoring them for 2 years thereafter, and getting them to pledge 4 years of service in the Chicago schools, after which time most of them are skilled urban teachers committed to a long-term career in the profession. Boston and Denver have similar models. Federal proposals in the House and Senate would help to get these off the ground in more cities."

What do you think about AUSL as a national model? How is it all that different from other teacher prep programs in the city?

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