Dec. 16, 2013
Re: ESEA Flexibility Renewal Guidance
Dear Secretary Duncan:
As organizations committed to ensuring that every child has equal access to a fully-prepared and effective teacher, we write to share our concerns with the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Renewal Guidance and accompanying documents, including your Letter to Chief State School Officers dated November 14, 2013.
The Coalition for Teaching Quality (CTQ) consists of 95 national, state, and local organizations committed to the principle that federal policy must ensure that all students have access to teachers and school leaders who enter the profession well-prepared to succeed and who prove themselves effective once there. Together, we represent a diverse spectrum of civil rights, disability, parent, student, community, educator, and education policy organizations.