Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would provide $3.4 billion in additional funding to improve the quality of teaching in the nation's schools, including $200 million to recruit math and science teachers and another $200 million to develop data systems for tracking and analyzing student progress and train teachers in their use.

The bill has garnered support from at least 15 education organizations, but as of press time, no House or Senate Republicans had signed on as co-sponsors.

Dubbed the Teacher Excellence for All Children (TEACH) Act of 2005,


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