By Sam Johnson
How do we go from American education weak, to American education strong.
Real improvements must begin with teacher education programs, not only in the preparation of new teachers, but also in the recruitment of quality people to these programs. New incentives and better salaries must be provided (ND continues to rank 49th out of 50 states in teacher salaries, and at the bottom of the list in overall expenditure on education). This must be done not only to attract high caliber people into teaching, but also to keep the skilled teachers now in the profession. And major changes in curriculum, teaching methods, and in our approach to basic schooling must be made if real improvement in student learning is to take place.
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a nation to educate one.
Check out the links below for more information related to education.
EDUCATION LINKS & RESOURCES:
National Education Association (NEA)
U.S. Department of Education
National Center for Education Statistics
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