National Conversations about Teaching: The RESPECT Project
All across the country, teachers are talking with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) about how they envision a renewed and transformed teaching profession in the 21st Century. This page is designed for educators who are interested in participating in a National Conversation about the Teaching Profession and giving ED their feedback to inform future policy and programs, including a possible competition to transform teaching, which we are calling the RESPECT Project.
RESPECT Vision. Read the newest RESPECT Project vision statement [MS Word, 156KB], sharpened by thousands of educators across the country.
A Letter to Teachers from Secretary Arne Duncan
To prepare our young people for an increasingly competitive global economy, the United States must do more to ensure that teaching is highly respected and supported as a profession and that accomplished, effective teachers are guiding students' learning in every classroom. To support this effort, the U.S. Department of Education recently launched the National Conversation on the Teaching Profession....