how to lure teachers?
gore says that he'd spend more to boost their pay, bush that he'd cut through the bureaucracy
on this one point george w. bush and al gore would agree: our schools need more marilyn whirrys. for 35 years, whirry has inspired high school students to think deeply about great literature and to use its devices in their writing. she is the kind of teacher that students come back to visit decades later in her classroom in manhattan beach, calif. last may a national educators' group named her its teacher of the year. and with the nation's public schools planning to hire 2.5 million new teachers over the next decade, whirry is excited that each presidential candidate is pushing ways to recruit, train and reward better teachers. "they're both talking about teacher quality," she says. "we have a real opportunity right now."