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Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan in Support of NEA's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's Report on Teacher Effectiveness

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Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in support of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's report on teacher effectiveness:

"Reforming public education to give all children the world-class education they deserve will take all of us -- unions, parents, teachers and government officials -- stepping out of our comfort zones to challenge the status quo. NEA's Three-Point Plan for Reform outlines some necessary steps for transforming the teaching profession, and I also applaud the NEA for creating the commission and empowering it to push for what is right for students. We look forward to seeing these proposals implemented in schools."