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Yes and you don't wanna do exactly the same thing this year.
That they failed that for 25 years that kind of crazy the past and we've got to go to the -- -- say it's our job to come up with innovation and we've got to fix it and look.
If it means we adults have to work longer.
Can we have to work -- angle we just can't let America's children down.
He is so -- that man has fired at the debate about education in this country may recognize Geoffrey Canada.
From the documentary waiting for Superman that got a lot of attention to this issue shining a light on the flaws in the US school system.
And now a national panel on education experts is calling for an overhaul.
Of how teachers in this country.
Are prepared to do their jobs their recommendations rely heavily.
They are also calling for tougher graduation standards for the people who go to classrooms and teacher children across this nation.
So who better to talk to you about this -- -- does is he is US secretary.
-- education secretary good to have you here this morning welcome.
Good morning thanks so much for having me you know this is it a hugely important topic in this country -- candidate to turn talking about you know these failure factories and -- the president has talked about them.
Across this country and now this new report this morning is really focused on teachers and it says that.
People who decide to become teachers in this country as it turns -- have generally have a lower GPA.
Lower SAT scores.
And -- and -- not you know perhaps prepared themselves to go out and teach our children.
What do you do about that well.
A shot just of this huge sense of urgency I'm convinced we have to educate our way to better economy is the only way we're gonna get there in one generation we've gone -- first in the world -- college graduates tonight other countries have passed this by.
What we've stagnated so we have to get better and Geoffrey Canada said doing -- the same thing isn't the answer so we need to elevate the teaching profession.
We to bring in the hardest working the most committed into education.
And we need to make sure that every child this country.
-- -- what gets a world class education you know we we haven't internationally based competitive economy.
Children are competing for jobs in the disappeared down the block they're competing with children and -- China we have to level the playing field for America's shall.
You are so right about that let let's -- trying to play a little -- sound from an interview that I did with Michelle -- who of course was the chancellor.
The DC schools district you know her well on shore.
Eight here's what she had to say about this issue.
There are some ineffective teachers.
And in classrooms and who as you -- -- everyone knows who they are parents tried.
To avoid them like the -- my head for those people they need to -- be quickly.
Did -- professionally developed or moved out of the system yet we were talking there has secretary Duncan -- about the unions and their protecting.
A bad teachers which we all -- happens all across this country.
Yeah well we need to do much better job of recognizing great teachers I think some great teachers are America's unsung heroes we support those in the middle we're trying to prove bills their skills.
And those at the bottom where it's not working after American support we to help them find something else do we.
-- -- -- -- -- How do you do that how do you move out the bad teachers -- -- system because you know as it was so well documented and waiting for Superman and as you well know from your history and education.
These bad teachers and I hate to -- happen everybody knows that they are out there in an isolated instances.
Get moved down from system -- system -- system they're protected by the union and until we deal with the union and this issue.
This isn't gonna go away so how does your administration wanting to deal with the union and -- We're working very closely with the union and pushing them on these issues the report that came out today about raising the quality of teachers.
Both national unions were -- the on board on that.
Our Randi Weingarten the head of the AFT has said the union has to get out of the business of protecting that -- sees no interest to continue to do that -- so there is a real sense of urgency across the country whether it's.
Unions whether it's parents was the business community all of us have to come together to do the right thing for our country's children in -- right -- ultimately for our nation.
You know I think everybody agrees with everything you're saying I'm I'm afraid a lot of folks would say we've heard it before.
What makes you think that and in the new congress perhaps there might actually be an appetite for real change now.
I'm absolutely committed I -- convinced that we can do it together education has to be a bipartisan issue we've worked very closely with the real.
Republicans Democrats house and senate's.
-- what we're doing now the countries simply isn't good enough we have to challenge the status quo we have to get better faster than we ever had -- we can all come together to do that.
-- have worked very closely with their -- speaker speaker Boehner.
I think he's got a great commitment education.
And we look forward to doing the right thing together for -- country's children and he's commend you in the same way so we thank you so much secretary -- gonna have to come back -- and talk to us about progress on this issue.
It's so important to -- on -- and we really appreciate being here to that thank you -- absolutely absolutely thanks for the opportunity.
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