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Prisoners Of Time - April 1994

NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS

In 1989, the nation's governors adopted six National Education Goals, which were incorporated into "Goals 2000": Educate America Act. The Goals 2000 legislation ultimately defined eight goals:

By the year 2000:

  1. School Readiness: All children in America will start school ready to learn.

  2. School Completion: The high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent.

  3. Student Achievement and Citizenship: American students will leave grades four, eight, and twelve having demonstrated competency in challenging subject matter-including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography -[and leave school] prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment.

  4. Teacher Education and Professional Development: The nation's teaching force will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills and the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to ... prepare ... students for the next century.

  5. Mathematics and Science: U.S. students will be first in the world in science and mathematics achievement.

  6. Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning: Every adult American will be literate and will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a global economy and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

  7. Safe, Disciplined, and Alcohol- and Drug-Free Schools: Every school in America will be free of drugs, violence, and the unauthorized presence of firearms and alcohol and will offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning.

  8. Parental Participation: Every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children.

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