Teach your kids the history of the United States, and their history as well, by learning about how the founders and their families went from being slaves to owning a fortune.
“It is about how we got to this place,” said the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Jodi Kantor.
It’s also about how they are able to navigate the country’s economic, political and social challenges.
Kantor, who has led the federation since 2005, has a history of fighting to help young people.
She’s the first African-American woman to be president of AFT, and she’s been a champion of educators and students.
“What is most important is not the facts,” she said.
“The facts are the foundation of understanding.”
She says that the best way to help students learn about history is to give them the tools.
“If you want to get kids to be able to learn about this country’s history, you have to teach them the facts, the history, the place where they are,” Kantor said.
But some experts say that education in schools isn’t enough.
The National Education Association is calling on Congress to make education a right.
“We’re calling on all our members to support this effort, because the stakes are very high,” said NENA president David Nussbaum.
“Teachers and students need to be better prepared, better prepared to engage in this fight.”
And while there is a lot of talk about a new era of education that focuses on the “digital revolution,” there are many ways the U.S. still needs to change its educational systems.
In 2016, a Pew Research Center study found that only 16 percent of Americans had a college degree.
There are no plans to boost that figure.
And there are only about 3 million more high school graduates than there were in the 1960s.
“I think what you’re seeing is that the data shows that we have a very limited supply of college graduates,” said Dr. James Rector, director of the Center for Education Policy and Governance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“And the demand for high school diplomas is increasing.”
So how do we get there?
The good news is that there are several ways the government can help teachers and students prepare for the coming year.
The most effective is through the National Center for Teacher Quality, which has launched the Center on Teachers and Teacher Education (CTTE), which provides tools to help teachers.
“This is an initiative of the federal government, which we’ve been a long time behind,” said CTTE president Jim DeCesare.
“So we’ve got to get the education of our teachers and of our students, and we can do that through the federal funding of education.”
The agency is also partnering with state education departments to create partnerships and grant funds that will be available to help schools improve their instructional environments.
It can also make use of other government programs, like the National Endowment for the Arts.
The goal of CTTE is to make it easier for teachers to get hired and to develop the kind of skills that will lead to better teachers.
But many teachers and education experts say the best thing teachers can do is be better teachers themselves.
“There are lots of teachers that have been really successful,” said Kristina Covington, a senior fellow at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
“But it’s really important for them to think about their role, and what they can do to make sure that they’re doing their jobs properly.”
Covingtons research shows that the most successful teachers are people who are able and willing to engage students in a more critical thinking style.
“That’s the teacher that can really bring a different kind of conversation to a class,” she told Business Insider.
But that’s not necessarily the case for everyone.
Some teachers don’t believe they can lead a class.
“Sometimes people who have been in that field for decades don’t think that they can be successful,” Covingson said.
Many people think that there’s something wrong with teaching children.
“My daughter just graduated from college and she loves it,” said Jennifer Muhlestein, a teaching assistant at the Lincoln Park, Illinois, elementary school where she works.
“Her parents didn’t know that she was going to be teaching.
But she was a great teacher.
She was very passionate about teaching.”
Muhlfein’s parents also knew she wanted to be a teacher.
“They were very proud of their daughter,” she recalled.
“She’s a very passionate teacher, and they did all the right things.”
But Muhllestein was upset that she didn’t get more support from her district.
“For me, it was so frustrating that I was not getting the kind-of support that I really needed,” she added.
Muhlenestein said that when she was in her early 20s, she thought it