Welcome, Educators

Since its inception, the primary goal of American education has been to give students the tools and knowledge to be productive and involved citizens. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, that means children must also become informed global participants. It is no longer sufficient to prepare students solely for their roles in American life, because the affairs of America are increasingly part of a world community. Technological advances in communication and transportation within the last few years have brought all areas of the world into our homes. Worldwide information is, of course, instantly available to us, and Americans travel to all parts of the globe within a matter of hours. Practically every element of American society is directly affected by international forces. Moreover, our own citizenry comes from every corner of the globe. The increased interdependence of nations and peoples is a fact of life. Schools and teachers must respond accordingly.

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