A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

U.S. Department of Education Strategic Plan, 1998-2002 - September 1997

The U.S. Department
of Education's
Seven Priorities

February 1997

All students should be able to:

  1. Read independently by the end of the third grade.

  2. Master challenging mathematics, including the foundations of algebra and geometry, by the end of the eighth grade.

  3. Be prepared for and able to afford at least two years of college by age 18, and be able to pursue lifelong learning as adults.

  4. Have a talented, dedicated, and well-prepared teacher in their classroom.

  5. Have their classroom connected to the Internet by the year 2000 and be technologically literate.

  6. Learn in strong, safe, and drug-free schools.

  7. Learn according to challenging and clear standards of achievement and accountability.

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