ERIC Number: ED497927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Charting the Course: The AFT's Education Agenda To Reach All Children
American Federation of Teachers
As the pressure grows for students to learn and know more, so grows the demand on schools to raise achievement. It is a huge challenge for the country---and for the schools in which teachers work. The public appetite for dramatic solutions is substantial. That appetite is being fed by a stream of unproven reform proposals that will do tremendous damage to children, schools and the profession. There are better solutions. This report addresses five critical elements of school improvement: teaching quality; safe and orderly schools; early reading instruction and intervention; a common, knowledge-rich curriculum; and intensive assistance to high-poverty schools. The American Federation of Teachers intends to pursue improvements in these areas at the bargaining table, through legislation and through professional development.
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Unions, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, Achievement Gains, Public Schools, Change Strategies, Teacher Competencies, Educational Environment, School Safety, Intervention, Curriculum Development, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Teacher Associations, Legislation, Professional Development
American Federation of Teachers. 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-879-4400; Web site: http://www.aft.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.