Figure 10: Change in the percentage of teachers on waivers, as reported by state: 2001-2002 to 2002-2003
This map illustrates the change in the percentage of teachers on waivers, as reported by the states, from 2001-2002 to 2002-2003.
There was no change in the percentage of teachers on waivers in Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio. Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, the Virgin Islands, Washington, and Wyoming reported a decrease in the percentage of teachers on waivers.
Arizona Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico reported an increase in the percentage of teachers on waivers. The District of Columbia, Iowa, and Nevada did not have any teachers on waivers in either year. New York was not able to collect this information. Guam did not report waiver data.
The number of teachers collected through the Title II survey may not agree with data from other federal data collections. For example, the National Center for Education Statistics collects teacher data in full-time equivalencies through the Common Core of Data, while the Title II survey captures a headcount. The timing of the data collections (fall versus a full-year count) can also produce vastly different teacher counts. The reader should exercise caution when comparing the Title II teacher data with other sources of teacher counts.
For purposes of this figure, the term "state" refers to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The source of these data is the Title II State Reporting System, 2002 and 2003.
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