TODAY: PRESIDENT ADDRESSES THE NAACP CONVENTION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
Today, President Clinton travels to Pittsburgh to address the 88th Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP is the nation's largest and oldest continuing civil rights organization. The President continues onto Chicago to address the National Association of Black Journalists. As he did in the San Diego announcement last month, the President will underscore his continuing commitment to serious examination and exploration of racial and ethnic diversity in America. To achieve a part of the President's goal of building one America, we need greater educational opportunities for all. That is why the President is announcing an education initiative to recruit and prepare teachers to teach in urban and rural communities so that every school in every community may have the highest-quality education.
Attracting and Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Today President Clinton proposes a $350 million initiative to attract talented people of all backgrounds into teaching at low-income schools across the nation, and to dramatically improve the quality of training and preparation given to our future teachers. This new initiative will help bring nearly 35,000 outstanding new teachers into high-poverty schools in urban and rural areas over the next five years. In addition, it will upgrade the quality of teacher preparation at institutions of higher education that work in partnership with local schools in inner city and poor rural areas. The President's initiative will help recruit and prepare teachers nationwide to help our neediest students succeed in the 21st century.
A National Challenge: Recruiting and Preparing the Best Teachers for the Classrooms That Need Them the Most.
Meeting the Challenge: Recruiting New Teachers into High-Poverty Schools and Improving Their Preparation.
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