Indiana School Could Lose Education Accreditation Due to Lack of Diversity


By Andrew Pillow

Oakland City University employs exclusively white males in their teaching training program. This key fact could cost them renewal of their accreditation

The State Board of Education didn’t renew accreditation of the teacher training program when they met on Wednesday. The board did vote to renew the accreditation on the condition that they diversify within three years.

This decision was met with some controversy. Some people feel using diversity as a basis for accreditation is a “slippery slope”.  Some also question what was meant by diversity.

Read more about the meeting here. (via: Indiana Public Media)  



Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.