Back to the classroom – Rural, inner-city focus

Promoting teaching will be the focus of First Lady Laura Bush, who says she will devote her time to recruiting new teachers and will spend a week this fall working as a volunteer teacher, the Associated Press reported Feb. 28.

A former teacher and librarian, Mrs. Bush will team up with Teach for America, which aims to triple the number of new teachers working in rural and inner-city schools.

She encouraged lawmakers to overcome political differences and focus on children in approaching President Bush’s education proposals.

“Education reform is not about turf battle,” she said. “It’s about working together for a common cause, our children. After all, children are one-quarter of our population and 100 percent of our future.”

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