STATEMENT: CAP’s Brown on New Federal $5 billion Teacher Initiative
Washington D.C. – Today, Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for the American Progress, issued the following statement regarding Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement of a new $5 billion initiative to comprehensively reform the field of teaching:
The Obama administration is embarking on a bold effort to refashion the teaching profession from top to bottom. For too long we have taken a piecemeal approach to improving teaching. The new initiative, fueled by collaboration with teachers and stakeholders, would reform our incoherent system of training and developing teachers. The investment is large, and the benefits will be worthwhile, as research shows that effective teaching improves student outcomes in school and in life.
Continued Investment in Elementary and Secondary Education: President Obama’s New Budget Makes It a Priority, by Glenda Partee and Diana Epstein