Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Offering Guidance on Excellent Educators for All Initiative

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Dec. 16, 2014

Dear Secretary Duncan:

The Coalition for Teaching Quality applauds the Department of Education’s renewed commitment to providing all students with equal educational opportunities, through the Title VI Resource Guidance and most recently through the November 10th guidance for the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. Section 1111(b)(8)(C) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—which requires states to “ensure that poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers”—is a foundational provision of ESEA, one we are pleased to see receiving greater attention and enforcement resources from the Department.

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