ERIC Number: ED264241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
An Open Letter to America on Schools, Students, and Tomorrow.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The National Education Association (NEA) offers its vision of schools in the 21st century, describes today's schools, and identifies practical solutions for improvement. Nine overarching principles incorporate the recommendations made. These nine principles are the basis for the NEA's Action Plan for Educational Excellence: (1) students must master what is taught; (2) students must be active participants in learning; (3) full learning opportunity must be available for all students; (4) learning should occur throughout life; (5) authority must be vested in the local school faculty; (6) school staff must be professionally compensated; (7) there must be high standards for teacher preparation and practice; (8) school/community resources must be coordinated to benefit students; and (9) adequate financial support for education is essential. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.