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Jerry P. Becker

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Teacher Quality: Secretary Riley
Posted: Jan 25, 2000 11:55 AM
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From Education Initiativies from the U.S. Department of Educatioin ...

Secretary Talks About Teacher Quality

On January 9, Secretary Riley spoke to teams of educators & community
leaders from 47 states at the National Conference on Teacher Quality in
Washington, D.C. The Secretary said that "the biggest challenge to K-12
education...[is] this: We've got a record number of children to teach, & a
shortage of qualified teachers." He also said...

"Unless we provide teachers with the right preparation, induction,
mentoring, support, professional development, & pay, the movement to raise
standards -- which so many of us fought for & which has finally become a
reality -- may stumble. And that would be a tragedy. That is why we must
push hard on teaching quality, & why I want to challenge you to prepare
imaginative, effective action plans that will move us forward."


Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618) 453-4244
Phone: (618) 453-4241 (office)
(618) 457-8903 (home)
E-mail: jbecker@siu.edu


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