Editor's note: When Intel Chairman Craig Barrett addressed the Education Writer's Association annual conference in New Orleans on June 2, he spoke of an era of hope and opportunity--an opportunity not just to rebuild the thousands of homes and buildings destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but one to improve the current state of education in the region and, eventually, throughout the nation. His message: Computers are important tools for learning, but teachers are the real difference-makers in students' lives. What follows is a copy of Dr. Barrett's prepared remarks as approved by Intel Corp.

Teaching the 21st-century workforce



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