Congress Redefines "Highly Qualified Teacher"
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- Subject: Congress Redefines "Highly Qualified Teacher"
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- Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:08:11 -0500
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Congress slipped in an attack on low-income communities and the teaching
profession while providing a gift to Teach for America and its ilk,
defining TfA types as "highly qualified" teachers. This was done in
response to a 9th circuit federal court decision ruling a dept of ed reg
defining students in training programs as "highly qualified" (done in
2002). See this blog, and for more follow the link to John Affeldt's
comments on Huffington. Defining interns as "highly qualified" itself
qualifies as an Orwellian use of language - a minor point relative to
constructing a system of a revolving door of novices to school
low-income, urban youth.
Monty Neill, Ed.D.; Interim Executive Director, FairTest; 15 Court Sq.,
Ste. 820; Boston, MA 02108; 857-350-8207 x 101; fax 857-350-8209;
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