Teacher Quality Lawsuit – Renee v. Spellings

From: the Texas Ed Equity Blog
Today, a coalition of parents, students, community groups, and legal advocates sued the United States Department of Education and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings for violating the teacher quality provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. In the first lawsuit of its kind, the coalition argues that a Department regulation has created a major loophole in NCLB that defies the will of Congress and harms students nationwide by defining teachers still in training as “highly qualified.” The following is a statement by Dr. Jane West, Vice President of Government Relations & Advocacy, for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education on the Filing of Renee v. Spellings.