Report of the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (Glenn Commission Report)

This report is potentially very important. On the other hand, it could have no impact whatsoever. If Washington reads the Commission findings and recommendations, and funds the five billion dollar programs it recommends, science and mathematics education in the United States could get the "shot in the arm" that it so desperately requires. "A Nation at Risk" was published in 1983. Since then, we've had NSTA's SS&C, AAAS's Project 2061, the National Science Education Standards have been developed, TIMSS has unmistakably shown how far behind our students are, states have developed their own standards and are mandating assessments. But the key to real progress in science education, as this report shows, is teachers. We need more. We need better-educated teachers. Five billion dollars, spent wisely, could begin to make a difference. One cannot but wonder whether any of the candidates for high office, with their "education priorities", have read this report.

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Glenn Commission

Publication Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2000