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Court finds California dumping interns on poor schools

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    Court finds California dumping interns on poor schools Associated Press Posted: 09/29/2010 06:44:40 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has ruled
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      Court finds California dumping interns on poor schools
      Associated Press
      Posted: 09/29/2010 06:44:40 AM PDT

      SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has ruled that California illegally
      classified interns as "highly qualified" teachers and assigned them to
      schools in low-income and minority areas.

      The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday in favor of poor families
      who claimed the state was dumping uncredentialed teachers on their schools.

      A Bush administration policy adopted by a California commission held that
      interns on track to receive teaching certification could count as "highly
      qualified."

      The court found that those policies violated the federal No Child Left
      Behind law, which requires teachers have full state certification to teach
      core subjects.

      "This is a tremendous victory for the millions of students across the
      country that are disproportionately taught every day by teachers with very
      little training," said John Affeldt, managing attorney at Public Advocates
      Inc., a public interest group representing the plaintiffs.

      Evidence cited by the court showed that 62 percent of the interns teach in
      the poorest half of California schools.

      here is the link to the entire story:
      http://www.contracostatimes.com/education/ci_16204707


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