The National Council on Teacher Quality has released its 2013 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. The national average was a C-, up from D+ in 2011 and D in 2009.
Florida earned the highest overall teacher policy grade in the nation, a B+. Louisiana, Rhode Island and Tennessee earned Bs, and 10 other states earned B-. . . . Montana has consistently earned an F in the Yearbook for its record of inaction. Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming earned Ds or lower.
Here’s NCTQ’s new state policy web site.