The article discusses the concerns raised against the disposition assessment of aspiring teachers and the evaluation of teachers' mental hygiene and personality. It cites that the critics of disposition assessment accuse education schools in the U.S. of acting as ideological gatekeepers to public school employment. It relates the conflict caused by the inclusion of social justice in the definition of dispositions by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Hines, L. (2007). Return of the Thought Police?. Education Next. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/7651
Hines, Laurie. 2007. “Return of the Thought Police?”. Education Next. https://oaks.kent.edu/node/7651.
Hines, L. Return of the Thought Police?. Education Next, 1 Apr. 2007, https://oaks.kent.edu/node/7651.