Last night, President Obama delivered his third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. In a much anticipated speech, the President focused sharply on the need for more investment in education and more support for teachers nationwide.
CEC’s Executive Director Bruce Ramirez commented on the speech and stated, “CEC applauds President Obama for making investment in education a priority and his acknowledgement that ‘teachers work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies – just to make a difference.’ That is certainly true of CEC’s some 33,000 members, special educators who have devoted themselves to improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.” To read Dr. Ramirez’s full statement click here.
Tell the White House what you think!
Later this week, there will be more opportunities to reach out the administration. OnFriday, January 27 at 9:00 AM EST Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, will be answering questions on Twitter via #WHChat. At 12:00 PM EST, that same day Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy will do the same. You can follow along with either discussion through the @WHLive twitter account.
Finally, on Monday, January 30, President Obama will host a Google+ Hangout, which is a live, multi-person video chat. You can submit questions for that via theWhite House YouTube channel, where you can also vote for your favorite questions. The deadline for submission is Sunday, January 28 at midnight ET.