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Thank you mr.
secretary appreciate it let me start with a new study that just came out showing that.
In this country because -- struggling so much could end up hurting the economy and think there was there were numbers this study that said the US ranks 48.
In the world math and science education K through -- big economic issue we do about it.
Absolutely huge issue.
I'm convinced we have to educate our way to a better economy the president I've said that repeatedly.
And that we have not begun to do enough in the area -- of stem education science technology engineering and mathematics.
One thing I would love to do it's not a when agrees.
I didn't need to pay math and science -- -- more money if we want to produce the next generation of scientists an -- from north and innovators they need it.
Fourth grade and fifth grade and eleventh bring forth great.
To have teachers who are passionate about math and science and other content where did you get that money from or where you take the money from to give it to teachers and then -- it is ours I think again -- had him work created -- how we use resources -- had a shortage of math and science teachers for couple decades.
Literally or we keep talking about the problem -- -- -- -- -- gonna do something about it it's hard for students to develop a lot of math and science and engineering.
If you don't have a teacher knows the content -- can help instill in them along of -- subject here.
He's in another country -- doing it better than us me for example this country in this study.
It's that if we were just able to match what Finland is doing we just came in even with -- our economy would grow the analysis showed nine to 16%.
Fill in the country are watching David closely Singapore's -- -- a great job when -- -- different.
I think there's been a much greater investments.
In education has been much more thoughtful approach of how you get the most talented folks coming in to the field of education and to teaching.
Teachers and other countries are really -- like the third profession with doctors and doctors and lawyers and educators altogether.
And I think there's been -- a greater understanding those countries how critically important education was.
For the country's economic interest in terms of national security up talked about education and civil rights issue of our generation all of those factors we have to do much better than what we're doing.
There aren't so that's a key question is how do we -- attract people to go into the field of education become teachers and -- once they get there.
-- we keep them in the field long term I -- good in this country.
We actually have extraordinary opportunity right now we have over the next couple years of baby boomer generation that's retiring we have about mil 3.3 million teachers in the country.
About a million almost a third of our workforce is gonna retire over the next two years.
Present some challenges I think presents -- huge opportunities question a lot -- national campaign.
To bring in that next generation the hardest working the most committed to work and our our country's schools.
What's a sales pitch in Europe to Harvard and not needed for big Wall Street firms shows up on the Harvard campus or large corporate -- -- this to dangle a six figure salary and of the case it debuted.
They get the best and the brightest how do you get Smart people to one edge of the field in the stadium.
This so called service if you wanna make a difference in your country if you want to help our country get to where it needs to go economically there's nothing more important do you combat.
Into the into the community often where you came from.
And serve those children we want to pay teachers better we want better support them and give them real career latter's support them throughout their careers.
We will -- great -- there's a chance to excel I think education and far too reluctant I don't understand it to talk about success that talk about excellence.
-- yesterday was put out about 400 million dollars in grants around the country school districts that would compensate teachers in part based upon students learning more.
Not revolution accounts that the business community this is really important in education.
We're doing some things have never happened before it is -- long term dividends for the image.
There's lot of buzz about this new movie that's come out waiting for Superman -- CNET hasn't.
Which take this from now.
From our movie was it out.
I think what it does that lets the country understand what I've you know felt -- for so long since we had extraordinary young people Rachel -- phenomenal families.
Who are receiving -- par education that is absolutely unacceptable.
This is the nation watches waiting for Superman.
It's called action can't stay in the sidelines anymore you have to be part of the solution you have to step up and make sure that every single -- -- had a chance to go to grace.
They have statistics in that movie as well that -- the United States educational system not the brightest light in the 25 out of thirty.
I developed countries and -- -- first and science -- believes the statistics that they use again economic issue in getting that turned.
That's truth that's the truth and what the movie doesn't shot him spotlight on the brutal truth.
On either -- in education we've we've been reluctant to do what I call -- the -- out.
-- sources debated ever say that they've had these military thought thought -- -- so cute how gorgeous.
In education we if you will it's sometimes called debate but as the ugly baby in this situation teachers I think it's all of us all -- -- to restitution to teachers unions have to move would prove absolutely.
So school wars those of tennis I've been very public -- that our Department of Education has in part of the problem.
We've been as large compliant -- bureaucracy.
We're fundamentally change in the business of where it becomes Anderson debates and scalable -- breaks the top and that's basic -- neighborhoods and -- and -- All of this is that point fingers all of us have to move -- about.
The unions haven't been painted in the -- and with the best light in that particular movie Randi Weingarten head of the union nationally has come out.
And said that you know it's an unfair depiction of what they're doing and what have you charter schools for example she says the study's.
Do not show that students in charter schools do any better than than traditional schools today.
Well it appears in this again where -- the devil's in the -- of the complex is really important.
The best charter schools are doing an amazing amazing job particularly disadvantaged communities -- lives.
You have other charter schools that are OK and -- the charter schools that are terrible.
Great charter schools -- part of the problem that's our schools a part of problem union leaders to a progressive and reformers and you know driving a reform agenda apart solution.
Union leaders that are you know in transient are moving a part of the problem so the level of complexity folks want is the simple solutions that's not gonna give us what we need to -- How do you personally -- along with the unions what your relationship that is that some of the things that are written about you when and how you interact with the unions aren't that positive others aren't.
And be interested to see what what you think of your relationship with the union right now -- -- -- -- -- democratic administrator I have great relationship Randi Weingarten Dennis -- -- the same time I'm challenging them they're challenging me we all have to move -- and just very different things Randi Weingarten has come out.
If so that you shouldn't be protecting bad teachers that part of -- about what you should be based upon student achievement.
-- you have union leaders about -- Donahue was state of the union leader in Delaware amazing courage -- -- doing things that would have been unimaginable.
In other places.
And so where you have folks that are willing to move we're into everything we can't move without this is not about us as adults this is about can we do you know create a much better environment for our children and we have to do whatever it takes to get to that point now you this couple years left first term Obama administration what's one thing that -- like to see get done in that time span.
That you have not been accomplished yet what we're saying is this amazing transformation we call this part revolution using 36 states adopt higher standards.
States historically dummy down standards due to political pressure -- at the top line of lying to children 36 states raising standards.
44 states working together -- better assessments.
About three dozen states have removed -- to innovative charter schools and other creativity.
We've distance -- country starting to pay teachers based pots and achievement we want to continue to accelerate the -- upon.
Do I think one of the things that isn't just -- matter is the top is that the that time span in which it's happening over the period in history which is -- our economy's been struggling went through.
Deep recession and what have you how much does that play into the fact these states need the money.
That they've been willing made any changes they wouldn't ordinarily it made and what -- the difference be.
When the economy recover.
I think this is in his moment of opportunity and the -- really set -- tone that the status quo isn't good enough I think this reform agenda will continue to to accelerate.
When the economy gets better just seeing more change more innovation more courage at the local level past eighteen months we've seen the bat in the past decade.
Collectively it's remarkable time and it.
Yeah it's good to go back the teachers for the teacher preparation issues and getting the best teachers in the classroom for a moment.
-- talking to some people are in the education business -- -- happen for a long time and there's so much focus on how we teach.
The children when and how we teach the teachers what's being done -- or is -- anything new that you're seeing there that's workings of the teachers once again in the classroom.
We as schools of education much like how effective schools here are some that do an amazing job you have all this frankly that are part of the problem.
I've got out talked to hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of great young teachers around the country -- many frankly we're not thrilled with preparation they received.
Two major complaints heard one is not enough hands on practical experience teaching children in a classroom.
-- the theory -- the philosophy of education are not enough how to hunt -- my question.
The second thing is what happens I'll point -- of technology in new data that helps teachers figure out not what my teaching but are my students learning and make real time adjustments in the classroom.
I'm too many of our professors in the schools -- education have been out of passion for twenty years haven't seen this revolution.
And that Indies this new techniques these new assessments.
Helping -- it's getting better but the question is -- I learned on the job 1 morning that -- -- use that technology to measure what a good teacher has -- does it work what what assessment works -- its appeal can be very clear is so important as we evaluate teachers -- evaluate you -- me -- else don't we look at multiple measures but -- of one of those multiple measures.
Look at how much students are learning and growing each year yes that absolutely should be part of oxygen nightly rates -- we -- had -- -- significant part.
A teacher valuation for states receive gone from it yes it is as a result America.
Are you out what kind of progress you -- him that we announced over 400 million dollars in grants school districts around the country we have many more districts who wanted to participate.
And were able to so there's huge interest and these are unions and districts -- management's towards working together I think what we're doing isn't good enough wanna be more creative it's not just about rewarding great teachers is also thinking.
How do you get those great teachers to work -- underserved communities in the city urban world understood mr.
secretary one of the things we're doing with all the guests.
The high profile guests our program is asking -- what that one burning question is what the one thing.
Keeps you up at night for you right now what is it.
The question I ask myself every single -- -- that we as a country have the courage to make the changes necessary to give everything -- on your world.
I hope -- do we have to continue to push hard every day excellent vision time apart.
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