Saturday, June 21, 2008

Charter School Teachers/Teacher Quality

North Carolina, one of the leading education states, addresses the lack of certified teachers in charter schools.

RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER"State Approves Charter School Penalties"

The North Carolina State Board of Education approved rules that will withhold some state funding from charter schools for not having enough licensed teachers - 75% of elementary teachers and 50% of middle school and high school teachers. State officials argue that the policy will hold charter schools more accountable for ensuring they have qualified teachers. But critics complain it's a harsh punishment that could force some charter schools to close.

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