2011 Expanding the Pool of Teachers Policy
The state should provide an alternate route that is free from regulatory obstacles that limit its usage and providers.
The District of Columbia does not limit the usage or providers of its alternate route.
The District is commended for having no restrictions on the usage of its alternate route with regard to subject, grade or geographic areas.
The District is also commended for structuring its programs to allow a diversity of providers, including such respected national programs as The New Teacher Project and Teach For America. A good diversity of providers helps all programs, both university- and non-university-based, to improve.
The District of Columbia recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis.