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California defines "ineffective teacher"

From the Los Angeles Times, the California Department of Education on Wednesday officially defined an "ineffective" teacher as an individual who is improperly assigned or does not have a proper credential. The move comes in response to ESSA requirements for states to report on whether or not disadvantaged students have a higher proportion of unqualified teachers.  However, critics of California's definition claim that it fails to account for teacher effectiveness in the classroom by focusing so heavily on credentials.

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