In light of the NCLB legislation, this article describes the effectiveness of alternative forms of teacher certification. Alternative certification has grown in popularity in recent years, but as the article notes, the results have been mixed. Some studies demonstrate that alternative certification is fast and also effective in producing well educated children,...
2011 Teacher Grade by State
National Council on Teacher Quality
This chart lists the National Council on Teacher Quality's state by state teacher grade. Many of the states receive a C or a D overall and in separate categories such as "delivering well prepared teachers," or "retaining effective teachers."