Teachers and education support professionals are driven day in and day out to do all they can to ensure that students have every opportunity to succeed. But they know that there are stressors outside the classroom that can have a profound effect on a student’s ability to learn, and that among these are inadequate housing, food and medical care.
President Barack Obama is expected to focus part of his State of the Union remarks next week on the increasing difficulty many families face in making ends meet, on the vanishing belief that if you work hard, you can get ahead.
Share your thoughts on what you would like to hear President Obama say. Are you concerned your students’ families are falling farther and farther behind economically? Do you believe early childhood education is essential to your students’ success? Do you think the government has a role to play in providing access to higher education to low-income and middle class students?
Use the form below and let us know what you want to hear from the State of the Union!
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