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Milken Family Foundation National Education Conference

Here is how the U. S. Secretary of Education was scripted to define teacher professionalism at the Milken Family Foundation National Education Conference in Washington, D.C. Spellings spoke to an audience that included the Milken National Educator Awards recipients. The complete speech is at the url below.

“We must treat our teachers like the professionals they are. And that means we must reward teachers who make real progress closing the achievement gap in the most challenging classrooms. That's why the president has proposed a new $500 million Teacher Incentive Fund. This fund will provide states with money to reward teachers who take the toughest jobs and achieve real results.”

“The Teacher Incentive Fund will help align the way we reward teachers with the goals of No Child Left Behind. If we expect results for every child, we must support teachers who are getting the job done in America's toughest classrooms."

— Margaret Spellings, U. S. Secretary of Education



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