November/December 1990

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Vol. 02, Issue 03

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A By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn.
B. By the year 2000, the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent.

C. By the year 2000, American students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency in challenging subject matters, including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography. In addition, every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds, in order to prepare them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in a modern economy.

What's my job all about? My job is all about those kids who walk [through] my door every day.
If you can't laugh at yourself, you might as well hang it up. And you've got to laugh with the students, too.
If teachers aren't given the chance, the status quo will remain. A good teacher would like nothing better than to help a mediocre teacher.
I think that somehow we teachers have to get the message out to the public that even though we are dedicated and have so much personal pride and commitment and are so conscientious, there [comes] a point
If you are not happy [with] the way things are going, then you need to do something about it.
The most successful program that I run in my English class is a silent reading program.