Only 12 11 States Face Sanctions Over "Highly Qualified Teachers"

Breaking News: The USDE is this morning releasing the results of its last-minute review of states' HQT compliance plans, in which it will be announced that only 12 11 states (Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, & Washington) face possible sanctions over this long-neglected and widely-ignored NCLB requirement. The rest of the states are considered to be fine, or will be allowed to revise their plans. Letters being issued to the states today regarding highly qualified teacher compliance will be available here.

[Update: No States Meet Teacher Quality Goal Washington Post. My original list of 12 states was of "unassigned" states -- not the ones facing sanction. Oops. No word from USDE about what "unassigned" means. Could be double secret probation.]

AP via Yahoo! News

Previous HQT posts: So Much for Getting Tough on NCLB Compliance, Belated Review of HQT Reports -- Why Now?, USDE Back Off -- Further -- on HQT


Blogger Paul Hue said...

If "qualifications" mean an "education" degree, or some minimum number of "education" classes, I forsee no benefit to meeting ths qualification. Until schools require teachers to obtain real intellectual mastery in a core academic field (history, literature, math, chemistry, etc.), I predict a massive obstacle in producing students who master true academic subjects.

But as Marva Collins demonstrated, even teacher like her (who lack such qualification; he had only a business degree with education courses) can obtain profound intellectual success, by admitting that what she really needed was literature degree, and attempting to obtain the effects of one by her own informal efforts at intellectual growth. Her writings have convinced me: Let's close our "education" schools, and draw our teachers form the university liberal arts and sciences programs.

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