Ed Week Takes a Look at How States Define Ineffective Teachers under ESSA

Ed Week Takes a Look at How States Define Ineffective Teachers under ESSA

May 30, 2017

Education Week examined states’ struggle to “define ineffective teachers under ESSA.” Civil rights organizations and other education groups “have expressed deep frustration with how some states ignored this portion of the law in the 17 plans submitted so far” and are “pushing the Education Department to get tough as those plans undergo peer review before the education secretary rules on them.” According to Elizabeth Ross, managing director of state policy for the National Council on Teacher Quality, “We are disappointed at the extent to which some states have taken the opportunity, with the absence of strong regulations, to really include a very minimal amount of information about what they’re doing to close equity gaps.”