President Obama Looking for Input On Educaton

Update: It's not just Obama but also Patty Murray wants your education thoughts especially around No Child Left Behind.

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

  • 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


Alison Krupnick said…
Melissa, I am trying to get in touch with you for an education-related article I am writing. Please email me at Thanks.
Zebra (or Zulu) said…
I tried to submit my tome, but you are limited to 2500 characters (not words). What's the point? That's like 300 words.

I think the best course of action is to send links to this site.
Anonymous said…
obama's crowd is the cream of the crop of know it alls - they are what sundquist and mgj aspire to.

at least the right wingers are straight up liars.

Dr. Powerpoint ToDaMoon
Maureen said…
Sorry to stick this here, but it is about requesting input!

The top three HS science materials choices are available for review. Details from Elaine Woo are actually linked to from the SPS Home page. I guess they are doing what they can to push the bad news off the front page! (Or maybe Ms. Woo is just better at making sure people know what's going on--the Middle School LA material display never made it to the web site at all.)

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