Robert Hughes Discusses Teacher Residency Programs

A letter to the editor written by former Skadden Fellow Robert Hughes (’90) about “the overly theoretical approach to preparing teachers in most traditional programs” was published by The New York Times (“Preparing Teachers for the Urban Classroom,” Oct. 3). The letter mentioned a partnership of Hunter College and the organization for which Robert serves as president, New Visions for Public Schools, piloting teacher residency programs. “Residencies allow aspiring teachers to spend a year working alongside an experienced mentor before becoming full-time teachers of record,” the letter said. “Early evaluations show that these teachers stay in the profession longer and have an almost immediate impact on student achievement.”