President Obama Looking for Input On Educaton
From the White House blog, Melody Barnes, one of the President's senior advisors on education policy, is soliciting opinions from parents, teachers and students on what works and what needs to change. From the blog:
You can add your voice to the conversation by answering one or all of the following questions at WhiteHouse.gov/Advise:
- Parents: Responsibility for our children’s education and future begins in our homes and communities. What are some of the most effective ways you're taking responsibility at a personal and local level for your child’s education?
- Teachers: President Obama has set a goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. How are you preparing your students for college and career? What’s working and what challenges do you face?
- Students: In order to compete for the jobs of the 21st century, America’s students must be prepared with a strong background in reading, math and science along with the critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. How has your education prepared you for a career in the 21st century? What has worked and what challenges do you face?
We’ll be accepting submissions until 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 11. Next week, we’ll follow up with a summary what you had to say right here on the White House blog