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Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama's education plan

Please listen to President Obama's speech on education and notice his 5 pillars of reform. Assessments, higher standards, innovation, charter schools, and more -- are just part of the future of education. Change and innovation are part of the landscape. These are all simply facts we face. Change is coming faster than ever to public education. President Obama proposed the following five pillars of reform: (but please -- listen to the speech and read more at the web site)

1) "Investing in early childhood initiatives" like Head Start;

2) "Encouraging better standards and assessments" by focusing on testing itineraries that better fit our kids and the world they live in;

3) "Recruiting, preparing, and rewarding outstanding teachers" by giving incentives for a new generation of teachers and for new levels of excellence from all of our teachers.

4) "Promoting innovation and excellence in America’s schools" by supporting charter schools, reforming the school calendar and the structure of the school day.

5) "Providing every American with a quality higher education--whether it's college or technical training."

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