From New York Times:

The Obama administration is directing states to show how they will ensure that all students have equal access to high-quality teachers, with a strong focus on schools with a high proportion of the poor and racial minorities. In a letter to state superintendents released on November 10, Deborah S. Delisle, assistant secretary at the Department of Education, said states must develop plans by next June that make sure that public schools comply with existing federal law requiring that “poor and minority children are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, unqualified or out-of-field teachers.” States last submitted plans to address such inequities in 2006, but information indicates that large disparities persist.

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