Pres. Obama’s Thank You to Charter Schools

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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week.

In my previous post, I provided the statement made by John King, Secretary of Education, to mark the day and week.

But, in a demonstration of not just persistent tone deafness but political obstinacy that is one of the most baffling legacies of this administration, President Obama has apparently also designated this week as National Charter School Week and has released the following proclamation:

Presidential Proclamation — National Charter Schools Week, 2016

Our Nation has always been guided by the belief that all young people should be free to dream as big and boldly as they want, and that with hard work and determination, they can turn their dreams into realities. Schools help us uphold this ideal by offering a place for children to grow, learn, and thrive. During National Charter Schools Week, we celebrate the…

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