Teacher and administrator effectiveness

The California State PTA believes all students shall have access to well prepared, effective, and highly qualified teachers, administrators, and certified staff in the public schools of California. PTA supports high standards for all credentialed school personnel working with students beginning with quality comprehensive preparation programs for both teachers and administrators. PTA believes that in order to attract and retain qualified people to teaching, high standards must be accompanied by competitive salaries, support services and ongoing professional development.

Position Statements:

4.5.13 Credentialed School Personnel

4.5.29 Evaluation of Teachers


Education: A 21st Century Vision (2005)

Teacher Quality: Recruitment, Retention and Resources (2001)

The Education Commission is represented on the following committees:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Educator Effectiveness Task Force


Greatness by Design:
Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State

A report by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's Task Force on Educator Excellence

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