ERIC Number: ED309576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-18
Reference Count: N/A
Education: The Future Begins Today.
Cavazos, Lauro F.
A well-chosen example can lend life to learning in a way that few other resources available to the teacher can rival; the driving force behind the current educational reforms is learning by example. The Bush Administration, to meet the challenge of the nation's education deficit, will become pupils of the educational system to learn from the valuable experience of teachers. It is the Administration's expectation that (1) everyone in America be educated to their fullest potential, a situation that can only result when all students remain in school and the term "dropout" becomes obsolete; (2) access to education must be ensured for not only the academically talented, but also for those living in poverty, the at-risk students, and the handicapped; and (3) all American citizens must be held accountable to the nation relative to the quality of education the country provides. The establishment of merit school programs using state standards under federal guidance would provide both official recognition and financial support to schools that are accountable and effective. Education is a critical part of the American social fabric; in a real sense, it is the vital link between our personal goals in life and our common goals as a free nation. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.