Saturday, September 24, 2011

Obama's Weekly Address: Strengthening the American Education System

President Obama explains that states will have greater flexibility to find innovative ways of improving the education system, so that we can raise standards in our classrooms and prepare the next generation to succeed in the global economy.

I think that President Obama is absolutely correct when he talks about the need for us to significantly improve our educational system if America ever hopes to 'win the future'. It is disappointing to hear the Republican presidential candidates talking about abolishing the Department of Education. Don't they understand that our nation's future is tied to the improved competitiveness and education of our young people?

We can't control what others can do. We can control what we do. One way that you can help is to support BDPA chapters that are volunteering to provide STEM-based education for our K-12 students. Another way you can help is to make a small donation towards the college scholarships that BDPA gives out to high school students. If not you, who? If not now, when?

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