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Duncan Offers Stimulus Monies to Teachers Who Get National Standards Tattoo
Responsibility for the Tattoo for National Standards remuneration schedule was awarded to the NEA, NCTE, and IRA as a gesture of good will when they asked for a seat at the table.
Duncan decried people playing a shell game. "Teachers have a chance to either stay at a very mediocre level or fundamentally break through and start to achieve excellence. Our Tattoos for National Standards program not only creates innovation, it incents innovation," he said.
"Teachers need to change their behavior," said Duncan. "Business as usual, to be clear, will basically eliminate teachers from competition," Duncan said. "We're not looking just at past track records. We're looking at folks who are really willing to challenge the status quo. Tattoos R Us!"
To receive tattoo funding under this bipartisan education legislation, teachers must provide photographic evidence and a notarized statement from a licensed tattoo provider.
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