The National Council on Teacher Quality is led by this vision: every child deserves effective teachers and every teacher deserves the opportunity to become effective.

For far too many children and teachers, this vision is not the reality. That's because all too often the policies and practices of those institutions with the most authority and influence over teachers and schools—be they state governments, teacher preparation programs, school districts, or teachers unions—fall short. NCTQ focuses on the changes these institutions must make to return the teaching profession to strong health, delivering to every child the education needed to ensure a bright and successful future.

Our Board of Directors and Advisory Board are composed of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, all of whom believe that policy changes are overdue in the recruitment and retention of teachers.

Founded in 2000, NCTQ is funded by foundations and private donors and accepts no government funding.


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