If that weren't enough, Bill Bush of the Columbus Dispatch wrote yesterday that this reauthorization also prompts a Columbus city-wide reinforcement of a ridiculous level of qualification of special-education teachers (much greater than that of their general education counterparts) and may make 1/2 of the 600 teachers eligible for lay-off:
A letter will go out next month to the parents of Columbus special-education students in the seventh through 12th grades saying that their teachers are not highly qualified, even though some have advanced degrees and decades of experience working with children who have disabilities.Good job person of the year.
The teachers then have until mid-April to become highly qualified, which could mean months of college course work, professional development or online training. If they don't, their lower ratings will be repeated on the schools' state report card.
Why would anyone go near such a system for employment?