The bill proposes to make changes to 20 U.S.C. 7801 et seq., the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. As part of these changes, a detailed definition of "effective" (i.e., "effective teacher") would be inserted, and the state would be required to provide "additional supports" to any district that could not meet "equitable distribution standards," i.e., 20 U.S.C. 6312(c)(1)(L), which dictates that districts must "ensure, through incentives for voluntary transfers, the provision of professional development, recruitment programs, or other effective strategies, that low-income students and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by unqualified, out-of-field, or inexperienced teachers[.]"
I'm intrigued and curious to know what you all think. In some ways, I'm concerned about implementing random, incremental changes (kind of generally, vaguely, incoherently). In others, I think taking steps toward equitable distribution of qualified teachers is super important.
Also, I want to see these studies they're talking about. Also, I want to learn more about this Act.
P.S. I know about this bill because of emails I get sent by www.GovTrack.us, which I encourage you all to look into. You choose search terms, and any time any action is taken by Congress thatimplicates that search term, you get an email (or regular digests of these actions).