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Laura Bush uses a globe in her reading of the children's book, "Grandfather's Journey," to students in Mark Williams' kindergarten class at the South 17th Street Elementary School in Newark, NJ, October 16, 2001. White House photo by Moreen Ishikawa.

Careers in Teaching

Information for those interested in becoming a teacher

As a former public school teacher, Mrs. Bush knows that one of the most profound responsibilities we as a nation are entrusted with is the education of our children. She also believes it is important for us to love our children, teach them to love knowledge and disdain ignorance, and support the men and women who devote their careers to educating our children.

Laura Bush has focused her attention on several alternative teacher recruitment programs and clearing houses, including Troops to Teachers, the New Teacher Project, and Teach For America. Troops to Teachers has placed 5,000 former military personnel in teaching positions, the New Teacher Project has implemented 39 programs in 19 states and prepared more than 6,500 new teachers, and Teach For America’s 9,000 corps members have taught more than 1.25 million children.

Mrs. Bush believes our obligation to America's teachers is as clear and strong as our obligation to America's children. Teachers deserve all the knowledge and support we can give them. And children deserve the quality education that comes from excellent teachers.

Reach Out and Read
Ready to Read, Ready to Learn
Healthy Start, Grow Smart
Careers in Teaching
White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers
Transition to Teaching
Teach for America
Troops to Teachers
The New Teacher Project
Mrs. Bush's Character and Community Initiative
Family Resources

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