Monday, May 26, 2008

Presidential Candidates Must Talk More About Education!

A call to all 2008 presidential candidates, you must talk more about education. Our schools are falling behind and are making little progress to keep up. Ohio is a perfect example of what is happening all across the Country. About 40,000 Ohio students will fail to graduate with their peers this spring, a dropout rate that will cost the state an estimated $10.6 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity. If we don’t do something about this the U.S. is going down, and we will not be able to maintain our standard of living.

This is a crucial issue that is not getting enough airtime. The topic of education has been overshadowed by the economy, war, health care and gas prices.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain, wake-up! Will you push education to the forefront? Will you make education a national priority? Will you elevate the discussion of education and have a vigorous and thorough dialogue about education reform?

Monday, May 19, 2008

We Have To Act Now!

We have to make our voices heard and push the 2008 presidential candidates for a vigorous and thorough dialogue about education. Every year, more than 1.2 million students drop out of high school a year. If we don’t demand improvements in our education system become a priority we are all going to suffer.

First Lady of California Maria Shriver takes an “It’s All About We” approach to help solve critical issues in California. She believes people working together can transform and achieve a positive legacy for California.

I think we need to take an “It’s All About We” approach to change the state of our educational system and create a positive legacy for our Country. We need to contact our senators and let them know we want the candidates discussing education and No Child Left Behind. We need to tell our presidential candidates we want education reform and No Child Left Behind brought to the table for discussion.

Do we want to wait any longer while more students drop out and end up without the necessary tools to succeed in life?