National Education Goals
- By the year 2000, all children in
America will start school ready to learn.
- By the year 2000, the high school graduation rate will
increase to at least 90 percent.
- By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12
having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter
including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages,
civics and government, economics, the arts, history, and
geography, and every school in America will ensure that all
students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared
for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive
employment in our nation's modern economy.
- By the year 2000, United States students will be first in the
world in mathematics and science achievement.
- By the year 2000, 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
- By the year 2000, every school in the United States will be
free of drugs, violence, and the unauthorized presence of
firearms and alcohol and will offer a disciplined environment
conducive to learning.
- By the year 2000, 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 instruct and prepare
all American students for the next century.
- By the year 2000, every school will promote partnerships that
will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting
the social, emotional, and academic growth of children.
Goals 2000: Educate America Act (1994, March 31), Pub. Law
103-227 (108 Stat. 125).
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