President Obama outlines education plans to U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
President Barack Obama chose to detail his plans for education today at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. President Obama proposed four pillars of education reform:
1) “Investing in early childhood initiatives” like Head Start;2) “Encouraging better standards and assessments” by focusing on testing itineraries that better fit our kids and the world they live in;3) “Recruiting, preparing, and rewarding outstanding teachers” by giving incentives for a new generation of teachers and for new levels of excellence from all of our teachers.4) “Promoting innovation and excellence in America’s schools” by supporting charter schools, reforming the school calendar and the structure of the school day.
I know there are some who believe we can only handle one challenge at a time. They forget that Lincoln helped lay down the transcontinental railroad, passed the Homestead Act, and created the National Academy of Sciences in the midst of Civil War. Likewise, President Roosevelt didn’t have the luxury of choosing between ending a depression and fighting a war.