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Obama Term 2: Four Education Objectives

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  • Higher standards and better assessments that will prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace
  • Ambitious efforts to recruit, prepare, develop, and advance effective teachers and principals, especially in the classrooms where they are most needed
  • Smarter data systems to measure student growth and success, and help educators improve instruction
  • New attention and a national effort to turn around our lowest-achieving schools.

The first and third objectives are closely related and having them both make the top 4 list, amid hundreds of other critical objectives, is concerning. Measuring, measuring, measuring; we can fail to support and develop our youths core gifts.

I would like to see the objective:

Support teachers, advanced assessment, media, technology, content, and authentic learning experiences to individualize, deepen and maximize learning for each student.

 

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