Figure 8: Percent of teachers on waivers, as reported by state: 2002-2003
This bar graph displays the percentage of teachers on waivers, as reported by the states, in 2002-2003. Nationally, 5.6 percent of teachers are on waivers. Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Texas, the Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia had a higher percentage of teachers on waivers than the national average. Guam did not report waiver data.
All other states had a lower percentage of teachers on waivers than the national average.
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming were not able to exclude teachers certified in other states from waiver counts. Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Wyoming used a full year roster of teachers hired on waivers.
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, 2003.
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