TFA Teachers Not "Highly Qualified"

A federal court has struck down a regulation that allows Teach for America teachers and others working towards alternative certification to count as “highly qualified” teachers under NCLB. Joshua Dunn and Martha Derthick wrote about the case in the Summer 2008 issue of Ed Next. “When a law and social realities are seriously at odds, as in this case, administrators must employ flexibility and ingenuity to make the law ‘work,’ or appear to,” they wrote.
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