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ERIC Number: ED512379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Built for Teachers: How the "Blueprint for Reform" Empowers Educators
US Department of Education
Secretary of Education, Anne Duncan, has met with thousands of teachers and heard their fears and concerns. Teachers are asking: Are these reforms the Next Big Thing, here today but gone tomorrow? Will they focus on testing in a way that further narrows the curriculum and denies students the great education that we seek to bring? Could we lose our jobs if our students' scores aren't high enough? In President Obama's "Blueprint for Reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)," these concerns are addressed and common-sense strategies to move the country in the right direction are proposed. This brochure provides a summary of some of the reasons teachers have told Secretary Duncan that they support the president's "Blueprint." Topics include: Respecting Teachers as the Professionals They Are; Broadening the Curriculum; Using Data the Right Way; Empowering Teachers and Schools; and Making a Bold Case for Reform. Each topic includes two parts: the challenge; and the "Blueprint's" new direction. A section addressing questions that Secretary Duncan has heard frequently when talking with teachers about education reform concludes the document. A brief list of resources for additional information is also provided. [For the related report, "A Blueprint for Reform. The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act," see ED508795.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Communications and Outreach
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001