CNN.com reports that under the No Child Left Behind Act, states were supposed to have highly qualified teachers in every core curriculum class by the end of the last school year. Not one state has met this goal. The Education Department said on Wednesday that some states are in better shape than others and that most states meet some of the criteria set forth by NCLB. However, four states failed altogether. Because of this, the Education Department asked for new state plans that were to include specific details on how states would both improve their teaching corps, and ensure fairness for poor and minority children. The analysis of these plans offers a mixed picture. While most states showed signs of serious effort, a few were ordered to start again. In response to these plans, the Education Department gave each state specific advice on how to achieve these aims…