I'm just wondering how everyone feels about Obama's plan to recruit 100,000 new teachers in 10 years for math & science. As primarily a reading teacher, the first thing that comes to my mind is that students need to know how to read first. I know there is Title 1, but when students get to 4th grade (in my district, at least), there is no Title 1. So, if students are not identified as special ed, they are just lumped into a regular-ed class with 29 other students and they do not get the personalized reading instruction necessary to get them on level. Currently, I probably only have about 10 students reading at or about grade level. What is everyone's thoughts?