Never in this country's history has the need for an educated, literate citizenry been so critical. The increasing complexity of rapid globalization demands a workforce that is skilled in reading, communications, and mathematics.
STATES REPORT NUMBER OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS: State Officials Admit Guesswork in Reporting Data ArticleNovember 03, 2003
In September, 33 states reported that over 75 percent of their core classes were being taught by "highly qualified" teachers as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act.
With states collectively facing the worst budget crisis since World War II, most state officials think they're facing the worst of times.
The Alliance for Excellent Education in conjunction with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) will hold a special forum on recruiting, retaining, and preparing qualified teachers.