This week, the White House offers the third in its series of “Advise the Advisor“. Parents, teachers and students are invited to respond to a specific prompt from Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and one of President Obama’s senior advisors on education policy.

Feedback on education is welcomed in the form of a response to any or all of the following questions:

  • Parents: Responsibility for our children’s education and future begins in our homes and communities. What are some of the most effective ways you’re taking responsibility at a personal and local level for your child’s education?
  • Teachers: President Obama has set a goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. How are you preparing your students for college and career? What’s working and what challenges do you face?
  • Students: In order to compete for the jobs of the 21st century, America’s students must be prepared with a strong background in reading, math and science along with the critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. How has your education prepared you for a career in the 21st century? What has worked and what challenges do you face?

We encourage our readers to take advantage of this opportunity to share what’s working and what needs improvement in public education.  Follow the link here to be heard.