Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Obama calls for action on education system, teachers

During the campaign, President Barack Obama promised to reform the education system.

Speaking at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Obama talked about moving beyond partisan bickering to overhaul the system.

"For decades, Washington has been trapped in the same stale debates that have paralyzed progress and perpetuated our educational decline. Too many supporters of my party have resisted the idea of rewarding excellence in teaching with extra pay, even though it can make a difference in the classroom. Too many in the Republican Party have opposed new investments in early education, despite compelling evidence of its importance."

Obama said that Americans need an effective education system to compete in the world economy. He stressed the responsibility of teachers in improving education standards.

"Let me be clear: If a teacher is given a chance but still does not improve, there is no excuse for that person to continue teaching," Obama said. "I reject a system that rewards failure and protects a person from its consequences."

Obama Pitches Strategy to Improve Teaching Corps, Overhaul US ...

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Obama says the US must improve education to stay competitive in the world economy. Obama spoke about education Tuesday at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Video: Obama: US Must Improve Schools to Compete The Associated Press

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