Date: February 2, 2016 File: publicadvocates-education-one-sheet-final.pdf Education One Sheet
Source: Education Week
By: Stephen Sawchuk
Date: June 5, 2015
Across 48 states and the District of Columbia, teachers in high-poverty school districts were about twice as likely to still be learning the ropes as teachers working in the flushest districts in 2011-12, although the number of such trainee teachers is overall fairly small, according to a congressionally mandated report just released by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Coalition for Teaching Quality, a diverse collection of education organizations [including Public Advocates] that has long argued that these teachers should not be allowed to be called “highly qualified,” said that despite the small numbers, the teachers are still having a potentially negative impact—and that the disparity for high-poverty districts is alarming.