A Proclamation on American Education Week, 2022 – The White House

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Education

     During American Education Week, we celebrate the power of public education and thank the educators and staff who do so much to make our public schools the cornerstone of our democracy, prosperity, and strength.

     America is founded on the beliefs that all people are created equal and that with talent and hard work anyone can get ahead.  Our public schools make that possible.  For over a century since America made 12 years of education universal, public schools have given us the best-prepared workforce on the planet, the most innovative industries, the most creative ideas, and the strongest economy.  A quality education has been a ticket to the middle class, and our public schools have been the centers of our communities — places to listen and learn from each other, united around our shared American ideals.

     In the wake of the pandemic, though, it is clearer than ever that our schools and kids need more support.  Students have lost months of learning, and the latest Nation’s Report Card showed serious declines in math and reading, even as heroic ed …

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