Quality Education Standards in Teaching (QuEST) Address

At the AFT biannual QuEST conference, Shanker delivers his keynote speech. He addresses some big issues facing the union at the time. The first issue is Educational Alternatives Incorporated (EAI) take over of some schools in Baltimore and Hartford. He points out where EAI had failed to deliver their promise of better test scores. His second issue is vouchers programs. Another issue he wanted to update the membership on was the federation budget and the battle between the US Congress and President Clinton.
Shanker then talks about a code of conduct for schools when dealing with disruptive students and how tougher standards have improved test scores. He then announces that the AFT will launch a national campaign that is a bill of rights and responsibilities for learning: standards of conduct, standards for achievement.

Washington, D.C.
23 pages
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