Links to More Information Related to the Thirteen Fundamental Principles

  1. Free, universal, high-quality public education is a fundamental right of all children and adolescents in the United States.
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  1. Public education must remain an institution for the public good.
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  1. Public education must have visionary leadership.
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  1. Equity and sufficiency in state and federal funding for public education must be addressed in order to meet the imperative to provide high-quality education for all.
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  1. Responsible school and program choices must be offered within public education.
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  1. Twenty-First Century learning environments must be designed to grow potential in every student.
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  1. Curriculum in public schools must prepare students for a future of complexity and accelerating change.
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  1. Assessment practices must support optimal progress for all students.
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  1. The public’s right to understand and guide the education system must be reflected in reasonable accountability methods.
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  1. Teachers must be thoughtfully educated, highly regarded, valued, and respected members of a professional community.
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  1. Teacher preparation programs must be designed as clinically based models.
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  1. Vision and purpose should inform the kind of learning in which education professionals engage.
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  1. Public education must identify and nurture the innovation and creativity.
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