Sunday, November 17, 2013

American Education Week

November 18 - 22 is American Education Week (AEW)!  The first AEW was held in 1921 and initiated by the National Education Association (NEA).  NEA President, Dennis Van Roekel, reports that 1 in 5 Americans attended public schools last year K-12 through college.  Public education employs over 3 million people and 43% of the public school employees are support people (i.e. bus drivers, office staff, paraprofessionals). 

Public education has taken on a tremendous responsibility when it comes to our society.  Author Jamie Vollmer created a list called "The Ever Increasing Burden on America’s Public Schools."

NSE will celebrate AEW by interviewing various people throughout the week that have an impact on our school.  We will also discuss facts about American education throughout the week on NSETV.  
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