‘Here’s the city … learn about it’

Sara Arthur, a recent graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, is one. “Before Urban Education, I had always pictured myself teaching far from Chicago, maybe in Rockford where I grew up,” says Arthur, who now teaches at Mark Sheridan Math and Science Academy, where she did her student teaching. “I went into my student teaching with preconceived notions of what it was like to teach in a Chicago public school. But I met wonderful kids and had a great experience.”

CPS recruiters eye student teachers

Daniel’s experience is far from unique. In a survey of recent graduates from three Midwest teacher colleges, 84 percent of the respondents who did their student teaching in CPS said that the experience contributed to their willingness to teach in CPS.