A letter to the 44th president of the United States

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Abstract

Madam/Mr. President, I urge you to think broadly and systemically about improving education in the United States. Use your authority to create a plan that provides all children and adolescents with access to well-funded, desirable schools that orient their learning toward the future. Enable them to flourish because they are healthy, they have a balanced and engaging curriculum, and they are working with good teachers-who themselves are encouraged to continue their education. Make it possible for all education professionals to have access to the latest research on teaching and learning and the time to think through how the research can and should inform practice. Encourage schools, colleges, and universities to establish cross-institutional cultures wherein professors, teachers, and administrators work in partnership to review the latest research and to contribute to the knowledge base through collaborative research and through practitioner research and other forms of research in their own classrooms, schools, and districts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-225
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Teacher Education
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Accountability
  • Poverty
  • Professional development
  • Teacher education
  • Teacher quality

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A letter to the 44th president of the United States. / Clift, Renee T.

In: Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 59, No. 3, 05.2008, p. 220-225.

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