ERIC Number: ED410521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Special Order of Business: Reading for Life.
New York State United Teachers.
This paper presents a resolution passed by the New York State United Teachers calling on New York State to adopt a "Reading for Life" plan. Also, included is a letter to Chancellor Carl T. Hayden discussing the resolution and recommendations on changes in high school graduation requirements. The paper first sets out the resolution on the "Reading for Life" plan, which aims to expand and improve opportunities for quality early learning experiences by: (1) guaranteeing all 4-year-olds access to a prekindergarten program; (2) requiring all school districts to provide full-day kindergarten and making attendance compulsory; (3) aiming for a goal of one teacher for every 15 students in kindergarten through grade 3; (4) identifying and correcting reading problems at much earlier stages than is currently common; and (5)providing literacy programs for parents. The paper then presents the letter which describes the Reading for Life plan and discusses changing high-school graduation requirements, including why graduation requirements are central; the need to maintain multiple diplomas; flexibility and student choice; principles for balancing rigor and flexibility; and the need for an advisory committee. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State United Teachers.
Identifiers - Location: New York