Obama Administration Wants Better Teachers for Nation’s Poor Schools.

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators.

“When a school or a school district or a set of schools in a disadvantaged community has disproportionate numbers of inexperienced teachers, that’s not a good thing,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters at the White House on Monday. “As a nation, we’ve had far too few incentives, and, frankly, lots of disincentives for the hardest-working and the most-committed teachers and principals to go to the communities who need the most help, and we have to get together and reverse that.”

The Education Department is directing every state and the District to devise a plan by April 2015 to get more good teachers into their high-poverty schools.

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“Obama Administration Wants Better Teachers for Nation’s Poor Schools.”
By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post. The Washington Post, 7 July 2014. Web. 09 July 2014.