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President George W. Bush addresses the White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers in the East Room March 4, 2002. Pictured in the audience from left to right is U. S. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), Laura Bush and Lynne Cheney. "We're focusing much of the teacher training effort on specific needs, like special education or math or science, and one of my passions, early reading," said the President. "The Reading First program is aimed at making sure every child of every background can read by the third grade." White House photo by Eric Draper.

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