Congressman George Miller addresses education at Cronkite School
Congressman George Miller (D-Calif.) spoke about the current state of education and the legacy of the No Child Left Behind bill at an event Oct. 19 at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
ASU Vice President of University-School Partnerships Eugene Garcia welcomed Miller to
Garcia cited Pastor’s past as a teacher while introducing the congressman who serves
Miller praised the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus as an impressive asset to an urban area and he discussed his vision to improve education in the
Common standards, computer integration into classrooms and highly effective teaching are other factors that will improve children’s education, Miller said. Charter schools also should be held to the same accountability as other schools, he added.
Additional issues that need more attention include addressing why teachers leave the profession. Reasons range from feeling isolated in the workplace because they are not able to collaborate with other teachers to low salaries, Miller said.