Government Sponsored Teaching Clinics?

More like clinical schools, actually. My Master's degree was based in one of these programs, and I think it was a fantastic way to learn to teach. The question is - should the government set aside funds to create this programs? Is it worth the government's money to ensure that teachers are that much better when they graduate their programs? Of course, this is poorly timed with the shutdown and all - but maybe if our government gets its act together and starts making forward progress again, something like this could be considered.

The question sprouts from a Hechinger Report article entitled "Investing in the teaching profession" by Ronald Thorpe.