Figure 9: Percent of teachers on waivers in high-poverty districts, as reported by state: 2002-2003
This bar graph displays the percentage of teachers on waivers in high-poverty districts, as reported by the states, in 2002-2003. Nationally, 7.8 percent of teachers in high-poverty districts are on waivers. California, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia had a higher percentage of teachers on waivers in high-poverty districts than the national average.
All other states had a lower percentage of teachers on waivers in high-poverty districts than the national average. Guam did not report waiver data. The percentage of teachers in high poverty districts on waivers is not available for Montana, Puerto Rico and Vermont. Data for the District of Columbia, Hawaii, and the Virgin Islands are not shown because they are both state education agencies and local education agencies and do not have a poverty designation.
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, 2002 and 2003.
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