What Obama’s Inequity Nudge Means for San Diego Schools
The Department of Education wants states to come up with plans to make sure kids in low-income neighborhood schools aren’t getting the shaft with inexperienced teachers. We already know that’s an issue in San Diego.
San Diego isn’t exceptional in the fact that schools in low-income neighborhoods tend to get teachers with less experience. Now the Obama administration’s lighting a fire under state superintendents to flatten out inequities nationwide.
In a letter released Monday, the Department of Education advised states to get plans together by June to make sure “public schools comply with existing federal law requiring that ‘poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified or out-of-field teachers,'” The New York Times reported.
This isn’t the first time: States submitted plans to deal with inequities back in 2006, but data shows they haven’t been entirely effective.
From the Times:
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