ERIC Number: ED472153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-9
Reference Count: N/A
Confronting Challenges To Change: Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige (Washington, DC, September 9, 2002).
At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in September 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Education outlined the Bush Administration's ideas for education reform. This booklet contains the secretary's remarks. He focused on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, presenting several examples of the act in action. He also discussed additional initiatives such as the State Scholars program, whose goals are to challenge students by providing more rigorous course work, not just for honor students but for all students, and Good Start, Grow Smart, a program that prepares children in Head Start and other early-childhood programs in language, literacy, and numerical skills. The secretary also touched upon professional development for teachers and teacher education, stressing the importance of mastery of a subject and stating, "Far too many teachers are not trained in the subjects they're teaching." Following his prepared remarks, the secretary fielded questions from the press corps. He addressed, briefly, school vouchers, SATs, teachers' pay, teachers' technology skills, academic achievement in rural schools, teacher training, government funding for education, career-oriented classes in high schools, ways to evaluate the effects of the No Child Left Behind Act, affirmative-action programs, and plans for improving K-12 math and science programs. (WFA)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Publications, Government School Relationship, Public Policy, School Policy
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Secretary.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001