President Obama to Participate in Televised Town Hall on Education

Cross-posted from the White House Blog.

As part of his ongoing effort to improve education for all Americans, President Obama will participate in a Univision-hosted town hall with students, parents and teachers on March 28 to discuss education and Hispanic educational attainment. The town hall is part of Univision’s “Es el Momento” (The Moment is Now) initiative focused on creating a college-bound culture in the Hispanic community.

Do you have questions about better preparing students for college and 21st century careers? Or thoughts on how to increase parental engagement in education? Now’s your chance. In advance of the town hall, you’re invited to submit education-related questions here. Questions must be submitted by Sunday, March 27.

Then tune in to watch a live video stream from the event in either English or Spanish at EsElMomento.com, starting at 7:00 PM EDT on Monday, March 28.

3 Comments

  1. Mr. President: Please visit The Harbour School in Annapolis MD and Kingsbury Day School in Washington, DC to see how America’s public schools can be what every student with disabilities needs a place where real learning takes place and an avenue where every student truly has the access to a quality education. I have worked extremely hard for 16 years with my son to give him access to a quality education please take a closer look at America’s way of making sure every child has equal access to a quality education. If you don’t do it — It may not get done!

    Thanks for the opportunity to express my concern.

    Jeannie Cleveland
    202-662-1721

    It’s time for a real change in Education.

    Thank you,
    Jeannie Cleveland
    202-662-1721

  2. Mr. President: I spoke to Arne Duncan at an ABA conference in 2009 regarding the changes needed so that students with disabilities have the right to access college and independent living skills through acquiring a high school diploma. The need to reform how America is a one shoe fit all model when it comes to education. We need a task force of parents and Special Education Professionals to come together to meet the needs of those who are given the mandates for completing a high school diploma but no resources to get there. We need Secretary Duncan to talk to those who are being affected tremendously by our kids learning a whole lot of information that will not allow them to live independently once they receive a high school certificate. A diploma is not an option for those with learning disabilities who have been forced to continue to choose a model in America that isn’t working.

    I’m an active involved parent who has assited my son in everyway to get his high school diploma but the measures in place work against him mastering the subjects that will grant him the ability to live independently after high school. Please help us with changing how schools change the curriculum for kids who need to master subjects that will grant them the ability to access a high school diploma and live independently afterwards.

    Secretary Duncan is not opening the access door. Some measures have been in place but they are not significant enough to make a real difference. He needs help!!!! My son can learn and make a difference in America.

    Thank you,

    Jeannie Cleveland
    202-662-1721

  3. Mr. President:

    Why is school choice and and SES tutoring not part of the blueprint? Do you know that by eliminating SES tutoring, you are eliminating many very good afterschool programs. Many of these programs really support college ready students. For example, there are afterschool programs that support ACT preps. Can you find a why to prserve SES tutoring and eliminate bad providers?

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