ERIC Number: ED468585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
President Clinton's Call to Action for American Education in the 21st Century.
Former President Bill Clinton's 1997 State of the Union Address discusses the issue of ensuring that Americans have the best education in the world. He issued the following 10-point call to action for American education in the 21st century: (1) set rigorous standards, with national tests in fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math; (2) make sure a talented and dedicated teacher is in every classroom; (3) teach every student to read independently and well by the end of the third grade; (4) expand Head Start and challenge other parents to get involved in their children's learning; (5) expand school choice and accountability in public education; (6) make sure schools are safe, disciplined, and drug free, and instill American values; (7) modernize school buildings and support school construction; (8) open the doors of college to all who work hard and make the grade, and make the thirteenth and fourteenth years of education as universal as high school; (9) help adults improve their education and skills by transforming federal training programs into a simple skill grant; and (10) connect every classroom and library to the Internet by the year 2000, and help students become technologically literate. (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Education, Computer Literacy, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literacy, Parent Participation
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/updates/PresEDPlan/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.