ERIC Number: ED314837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Some Points To Make When You Talk About the Summit.
American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
In September, 1989, the President and the nation's governors held what they called an "Education Summit" in Charlottesville, Virginia. They declared that they would establish national goals for education. Following the summit, a communique was issued listing goals in seven areas: (1) the readiness of children to start school; (2) performance of students on international achievement tests, especially math and science; (3) reduction of the dropout rate and improvement of academic performance, especially among at-risk students; (4) functional literacy of adult Americans; (5) level of training necessary to guarantee a competitive work force; (6) supply of qualified teachers and up-to-date technology; and (7) safe, disciplined and drug-free schools. Four broader context issues addressed in the summit communique that should be on the agenda of federal and state policymakers are flexibility and accountability, restructuring, federal government's financial role, and assuring accountability. Important issues absent from the communique are listed as well. (SI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropout Rate, Drug Abuse, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, High Risk Students, Literacy Education, Pamphlets, Role of Education, School Restructuring
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.