U.S. Department of Ed Approves Montana “Ineffective Teacher” Definition

U.S. Department of Ed Approves Montana “Ineffective Teacher” Definition

July 9, 2019

Peter Christian reports for KGVO Radio that the U.S. Department of Education has given the official nod to the Montana State Office of Public Instruction’s definition of “ineffective teacher” under its ESSA plan. “We submitted an amendment to the Department of Education, as we said we would in our state plan,” said Deputy Superintendent of Education Services Susie Hedalen. “Our state plan was approved with the understanding that we would submit an amendment to define the term ‘ineffective teacher’ in Montana, which has not been done before. Where the No Child Left Behind Act defined teachers in a positive sense, the ESSA defines the negative, so we have ‘ineffective teacher’, ‘inexperienced teacher’ and ‘out of field teacher.’”