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What would you tell the president about education in America?

What if you got a chance to sit down with President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan over lunch. What would you tell them about what’s happening in your classrooms and what they should be doing about education policy in the U.S?

Would you tell them about the overuse of standardized testing? The difficulties of teaching? How to improve the profession? Poverty? Students coming to school hungry?

Four teachers recently got the opportunity to share their concerns. Read about their experience and what they told the president in the Education Week article – “President Obama asks teachers for help with education policy. What did they tell him?”

2 Comments
  1. Call me naive but I found this interesting and President Obama, genuine and believable. I didn’t consider the mix of the group of teachers. I was concerned with issues they addressed and that he seemed to really hear them. I choose to believe he had honorable intentions as did the teachers.

    July 10, 2014
  2. Linda #

    This is a political ploy for the fall elections. Dems are in trouble with teachers and now they need our votes. The rank and file will not abide by a meaningless union endorsement.

    Watch what he does, not what he says. He is pretending to listen. It’s a dog and pony show.

    Arne and Barack are the puppets of Gates and the rest of the oligarchy.

    He will go back to teacher bashing, charterizing and privatizing as soon as the November elections are over. He used us once. Not again.

    July 10, 2014

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