'Ambitious Aims'

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The percentage of students graduating from high school will increase to at least 90 percent.

Students will "demonstrate competency over challenging subject matter, including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography'' in assessments in grades 4, 8, and 12.

American students "will be first in the world'' in achievement in science and mathematics.

Every adult American will be literate and possess the skills "necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.''

All schools will be free of drugs and violence and "offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning.''

"Ambitious aims? Of course. Easy to do? Far from it,'' the President said. "But the future's at stake. The nation will not accept anything less than excellence in education.''

Vol. 01, Issue 07, Page 1-24

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