– It doesn’t happen in Kentucky
Up in Ohio, they take No Child Left Behind seriously. When schools chronically fail to make adequate yearly progress over an extended period of time, the Kentucky Enquirer indicates that the teachers must apply and interview as though they are new hires to keep their jobs.
While the Enquirer article seems to be upset that only about one in four teachers in Cincinnati’s poorest NCLB schools kept their jobs, that would be a miracle in Kentucky. Down here, I don’t think the staff at any school has seen much, if any, replacement due to NCLB. I certainly have not heard of a school in Kentucky where three out of four teachers got walking papers as a result of NCLB.