Teacher Prep Review

Who We Are: Supporters, Experts, and Funders

We believe that every child deserves effective teachers. As a nonpartisan research and policy organization, we recognize that for teachers to meet the challenge of educating diverse 21st century students to the high levels of achievement our nation needs, institutions with the greatest authority and influence over teachers must raise standards, recruit top candidates, provide better preparation, provide assistance and guidance, and recognize and reward excellence.

NCTQ's expert in-house staff with a team of subject specialist analysts and general analysts produced this report. Many have experience as classroom teachers who remember their own preparation and first days in the classroom. Many are veterans of NCTQ's 2013 and 2014 reports so have experience evaluating programs.

Technical Panel

Audit Panel

Expert Analysts

Project Funders

  • Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock
  • Barksdale Reading Institute
  • Barr Foundation
  • Benwood Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Chamberlin Family Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • Charles Cahn
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Donnell-Kay Foundation
  • Eloise Susanna Gale Foundation
  • Finnegan Family Foundation
  • Foundation For The Mid South
  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Gleason Family Foundation
  • Goldsmith Family Foundation
  • Houston Endowment
  • Hyde Family Foundations
  • J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation
  • Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
  • Laura and John Arnold
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
  • Longfield Family Foundation
  • Longwood Foundation, Inc.
  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • MinnCAN: Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now
  • Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation
  • Polk Bros Foundation
  • Rainwater Charitable Foundation
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • Rodel Foundation of Delaware
  • Searle Freedom Trust
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  • Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation
  • The Aaron Straus and Lillie Straus Foundation
  • The Abell Foundation
  • The Achelis Foundation
  • The Anschutz Foundation
  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • The Belk Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Bower Foundation
  • The Brinson Foundation
  • The Bruni Foundation
  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
  • The James M. Cox Foundation
  • The Lynch Foundation
  • The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
  • The Osa Foundation
  • The Powell Foundation
  • The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona
  • The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
  • The Teaching Commission
  • The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
  • Trefler Foundation
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Walker Foundation
  • William E. Simon Foundation
  • William Penn Foundation
  • Williams Companies
  • Anonymous (8)