The requirement of teachers being "highly qualified" under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been rendered meaningless by the latest action of Congress. They inserted a "loophole" for Teach For America that basically makes everyone highly qualified when they are not.
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November 03, 2013
October 21, 2013
A documentary by PBS "NewsHour" correspondent John Merrow looks at "the greatest experiment in the history of American education," the remaking of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina.
October 09, 2013
more and more teachers are being identified with PTSD symptoms due to the "perception of an increasingly hostile work environment."
October 05, 2013
Local districts who contract with Teach For America have a obligation to do due diligence, negotiate the best deal, and avoid duplication of funding from state and federal governments. Local districts need to examine these ten reasons not to contract with Teach For America.
September 15, 2013
Diane Ravitch has emerged as an iconic figure on America's political landscape. What Daniel Ellsberg was to the Vietnam War, Ravitch has become to the battle raging over public education
September 13, 2013
Federal education officials want to gather information on where teachers in alternative-certification programs are located.
September 10, 2013
A new study examines how teachers in selective alternative-route programs stack up against their peers.
August 22, 2013
Jess Gartner recently founded Allovue to help guide principals through the maze known as K-12 budgets. In this exclusive sit down, Jess discusses Allovue's goals, Teach for America, and what it's like to start a new ed-tech venture.
July 27, 2013
The North Carolina legislature has turned back the clock on the state's reputation for having an innovative and progressive education system. Program after program has been defunded or dismantled.
July 22, 2013
what if TFA distanced itself from those who are destroying teacher unions, undermining due process, and redefining teacher quality as the ability to raise test scores?