One major goal of the federal No Child Left Behind Act was to ensure that all children have high-quality teachers. NCLB reauthorization has raised the issue of the federal government’s role in promoting teacher quality. So far, two hot-button topics have focused on addressing the uneven distribution of highly qualified teachers and linking teacher qualifications and performance to salaries.
What do you think? How should the federal law promote teacher quality?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.