This morning Secretary Arne Duncan spoke at the National Association of Science Teachers in New Orleans. He said he aims to “launch a new era of science education in America.”
There are plenty of obstacles to improving science education, none of them new. What’s new is there’s now money for it. There’s over $100 billion in stimulus bill for education. Some of the money can be used for science labs and technology. It can also help provide additional pay for teachers in high-need subjects like science and math.
Great teachers are the key, and Arne wants to reward them. He is a big believer in differential pay. He wants teachers and principals who do a great job to be paid more.
Read the speech and Ed Week’s post about the speech.
ED Web Team