ERIC Number: EJ791561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Letter to the President
Berliner, David C.
Journal of Teacher Education, v59 n3 p252-256 2008
Six suggestions for improving education in the country are offered. The case is made first that unless children's health care is improved, educational achievement among the poor will not improve. The second point is that poverty limits school achievement as well. Without work on these two issues, neither the nation nor the nation's schools will be in better places at the end of the next president's term in office. The third and fourth suggestions for improvement are inside the school factors that the president can influence. It is argued that higher-quality teachers are required than the nation now has and that school accountability systems now in use undermine the professionalism of the teaching force. The fifth and sixth suggestions are about how to improve the funding of educational research, suggestions easily implemented by the next president.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Presidents, Educational Improvement, Child Health, Health Promotion, Poverty, Teacher Competencies, Educational Quality, Teacher Qualifications, Financial Support, Public Education, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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