Congress is about to debate the re-authorization of The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). A report by the Aspen Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank, suggests that a renewed NCLB should place more emphasis on the "Highly Qualified and Effective Teacher (HQET) mandate.
The National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) are against the expansion of the HQET mandate as part of a newly revamped version of NCLB. Both organizations feel that the HQET is a "non-starter" in the NCLB debate and that the HQET provision only "sets teachers up for failure."
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