Math Teachers: The Nation Builders of the 21st Century | U.S. Department of Education

NCTM USA

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressed the USA’s National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference attendees on the 15h April 2011, calling them “nation builders.” Duncan called education the civil rights issue of today’s generation and spoke about the Department of Education’s priorities to better the education system. Their goals include improving student achievement, raising expectations and rigor in the classroom, and improving teacher quality and reducing the teacher shortage in math and science.

Math Teachers: The Nation Builders of the 21st Century | U.S. Department of Education.