The eight National Education Goals, in brief, are:

* All children in America will start school ready to learn.

* The high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent.

* American students will be competent in all core academic subjects.

* American students will be first in the world in science and mathematics.

* Every adult American will be literate and possess the skills necessary to compete in a global economy.

* Every school in America will be safe, disciplined, and drug free.

* American teachers will have access to programs for the continued improvement of their professional skills.

* Every school will promote partnerships to increase parental involvement.

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