- 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.