"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was and never will be...nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe." – Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dear Member of Congress, Please Step Into My Class Room

Teachers, NEA has a web site at which you can invite your member of congress to visit your classroom to see what's really going on in public education today.
Have you ever thought, "If my representatives in Congress spent just one day in my shoes, they would understand better what they can do to help me – and where federal laws and regulations hamper rather than help."

Here's your chance to tell them what they would see in your classroom or school, and how they can help your students succeed. Congress is getting ready to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Act, known as NCLB, so your input is timely.
Sounds like a good idea.

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