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Table: ‘High Quality’ Disparities

October 04, 2005 1 min read
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By the end of this school year, states are required to stop granting waivers of their teacher-certification requirements as part of meeting the “highly qualified” provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In the 2003-04 school year, 3.5 percent of core-subject teachers in schools nationwide held waivers. The comparable figure for high-poverty schools was 5.2 percent.

All districts High-poverty districts
Alabama 0.4%
0.8%
Alaska 1.2
5.2
Arizona 2.6
5.3
Arkansas 1.7
2.1
California 5.6
6.3
Colorado 4.2
9.8
Connecticut 1.4
1.8
Delaware 7.6
7.4
District of
Columbia
0.0
--
Florida 4.6
4.5
Georgia 8.9
8.9
Hawaii 4.3
--
Idaho 4.1
7.2
Illinois 2.4
4.5
Indiana 1.1
7.0
Iowa 0.0
0.0
Kansas 0.0
0.0
Kentucky 4.1
3.4
Louisiana 9.2
13.6
Maine 5.1
5.3
Maryland 9.1
20.2
Massachusetts 2.1
3.3
Michigan 1.9
0.9
Minnesota 4.3
4.4
Mississippi 0.0
0.0
Missouri 1.9
4.5
Montana 0.1
--
Nebraska 0.2
0.6
Nevada 0.0
0.0
New Hampshire 0.2
0.2
New Jersey 2.0
3.5
NewMexico 4.7
8.2
New York 0.6
1.7
North Carolina 7.6
8.0
North Dakota 2.1
3.2
Ohio 0.8.
1.1
Oklahoma 0.0
--
Oregon 1.8
2.3
Pennsylvania 2.4
7.9
Rhode Island 2.9
2.9
South Carolina 4.6
8.0
South Dakota 0.5
2.3
Tennessee 1.4
2.2
Texas 7.8
8.3
Utah 4.5
7.0
Vermont 2.2
--
Virginia 0.0
0.0
Washington 0.4
0.7
West Virginia 6.3
6.8
Wisconsin 0.0
0.0
Wyoming 0.2
0.2

Note: Dash means state did not report data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Higher Education Act Title II Reporting System, 2004

A version of this article appeared in the October 05, 2005 edition of Education Week

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