White House Plan Offers $5 Billion to Improve Teaching

The Obama administration will propose Wednesday a $5 billion competition aimed at overhauling how America’s teachers are trained, paid and granted tenure – the latest sign of the growing focus on the quality of teaching in public schools. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel praised the comprehensive approach of the proposal, but cautioned that many details of the plan haven’t been worked out. Source: The New York Times

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