Sunday, May 22, 2011

From The White House Blog

The President's Weekly Address: Reforming “No Child Left Behind” This Year

Posted by Jesse Lee on May 21, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

Having just given the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, which has made inspiring progress in recent years, the President says Congress must reform No Child Left Behind to help all our schools thrive.


Stickup Artist said...

That's awesome. The education system in California is a mess. Little of the money spent out of each tax dollar actually goes to students in the classroom. Unless communities get involved, nothing will change. Now, it will be nice if those bright minds could go to college without incurring such large debts. One step at a time I guess. They should be very proud of themselves!

mythopolis said...

This is a real big problem. Education does not get the emphasis and support it's a big mess. Couldn't agree more with Stickup's comment re the cost of college education. I talked to a young woman recently that I've known since she was a troubled 15 year old. She is 30 now. Against all odds, she pulled herself together, got a G.E.D, went on to U of Nebraska in art and education. At this time, she has incurred over 30,000 in loan debt, and is now 3 semesters short of graduating. The loan programs that had helped her, have virtually disappeared. Currently she is teaching Montessori and working as a nanny here in Nashville. She would like to finish her college work, but it is overwhelming at two levels: One, the money. Two, upon graduating, where are the jobs? At this point she is saving her money in hopes of going back to U of N, but at the same time wondering, why bother?