Obama Calls On Americans To Support Schools For ‘Education Week’
On Tuesday, President Obama called upon all Americans to recognize November 14-20 as American Education Week, a time to renew the nation’s focus on providing a quality education to all children.
American Education Week, originally co-sponsored by the National Education Association and the American Legion in 1921, is celebrated annually the week prior to Thanksgiving.
In his proclamation, the president reaffirmed the government’s commitment to improving education nationwide. Specifically, Obama pointed to the goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.