Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"Highly Qualified" Teacher Require.-MN State Plan

According to the State of Minnesota, all teachers who have teaching licenses are "highly qualified." That's probably one reason teachers in this state are treated as disposable as opposed to long-term investments as they are in the cases I mentioned yesterday. There's no hurry for administrators to fall all over themselves to woo teachers, because more keep getting churned out every year.
The core academic subjects defined in NCLB and in Minnesota law are: English , reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography [Section 9101 (11)]. Minnesota teachers who are fully licensed in all core academic subjects they teach have met the federal “highly qualified” requirements. Minnesota general education teachers who are not fully licensed for all core academic subjects they teach, even if they are working under special Board of Teaching permissions, will be required to demonstrate subject matter competence in order to attain federal “highly qualified” status by established deadline dates.
I added the emphasis.


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