Certified Teachers and Charter Schools
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (called No Child Left Behind - NCLB in the Bush administration) has identified a very specific vision of teacher qualifications to which all students are entitled. Traditional public school educators are working hard to ensure that all students are taught by teachers who are considered highly qualified and certified, and they have gone the extra mile to meet the Commonwealth's definition of "highly qualified."
However, in Pennsylvania's charter school law, up to 25 percent of teachers can be neither certified nor highly qualified in the content they teach.
What are Charter Schools
Charter School Accountability
Cyber Charter Schools and the Need for Research
For Profit Charter Schools
More Information About Charter Schools