- Iowa, Delaware governors: Teacher quality is the most important in-school factor affecting a student's academic achievement
- This is one area where Democrats and Republicans agree, they say
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, were keynote speakers at the launch of the Teach Strong campaign in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Teach Strong is an initiative supported by education organizations, including think tanks and teacher unions, among other groups. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
(CNN)Throughout history, there have been many unlikely pairs in politics. President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Tip O'Neill had a meeting of the minds on tax reform; Sens. George McGovern and Bob Dole worked together on food stamps; and Sens. Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy drafted the original proposal for a Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.