Articles tagged with presidential address

What K-12 issues will Obama address in the State of the Union?

Education Week‘s Politics K-12 blog is speculating what education issues will be discussed in the president’s State of the Union address tonight.

Education Week‘s Alyson Klein noted, “In giving this election-year State of the Union speech, Obama may brag about some of the steps his administration has taken on education, including creating the Race to the Top education redesign competition, and offering states wiggle room under key parts of the No Child Left Behind Act if they agree to take-on the administration’s reform priorities.”

Klein went on to mention, “Last year, President Obama asked Congress to pass a bipartisan reauthorization of the law. But it never happened, and now the administration is moving ahead with a waiver package that Obama’s own secretary of education thinks is stronger than any of the legislation under consideration. So, if I were a betting woman, I’d guess there won’t be much talk about NCLB this time.”

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) will be hosting a Twitter chat during the State of the Union address tonight starting at 9 p.m. EST.

Join the Twitter chat by using hashtag #EdSOTU and share your thoughts about the president’s speech and his plans for K-12 education.

By using #EdSOTU in your tweets, you will become a part of this virtual conversation. To see the entire conversation stream just go to Twitter and search #EdSOTU.

Alexis Rice|January 24th, 2012|Categories: Educational Technology, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Federal Programs, Legislative advocacy, NSBA Opinions and Analysis, Race to the Top (RTTT)|Tags: , , , |

NSBA to host Twitter chat on education issues during State of the Union

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) will be hosting a Twitter chat during President Obama’s State of the Union address,  starting at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Join the Twitter chat by using hashtag #EdSOTU and share your thoughts about the president’s speech and his plans for K-12 education.

By using #EdSOTU in your tweets, you will become a part of this virtual conversation. To see the entire conversation stream just go to Twitter and search #EdSOTU.

 

Alexis Rice|January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Announcements, Educational Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Democracy in America is turning into a one-sided debate

How many Americans truly understand how democracy is supposed to work?

I was pondering that question this morning as I drove to work. I kept thinking about those television images of town hall meetings where the debate over health care reform was dominated by frightened, ill-informed people talking about Nazi political agendas and death panels.

Where were the thoughtful, informed citizens who wanted a reasoned debate about the costs of health care reform-or had questions about the wisdom of expanding the federal government’s role in health care?

Then I got to work and started reading news articles about parents who are upset that President Barack Obama plans to address the nation’s students next week to talk about the importance of studying and staying in school.

It seems some people are worried the president’s webcast is “political recruiting.” The president apparently intends to indoctrinate our young people, to sway them to a liberal political doctrine.

Oh, good grief.

Okay, it’s America. People are entitled to their opinions. But so am I, although as a journalist for ASBJ, I must choose my words carefully on this blog (and note that I’m speaking for myself, not the magazine).
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Naomi Dillon|September 3rd, 2009|Categories: American School Board Journal, Governance|Tags: , , |
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