U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down yesterday for a live, interactive chat to further address some of the education issues President Obama discussed in his State of the Union Address earlier this week.
When asked how this administration’s plans for education reform differ from the controversial No Child Left Behind legislation, Duncan acknowledged the essential role moms play in this conversation – and calls his speaking engagement at the Mom Congress conference one of his favorites of the year.
Hear that, moms? The man at the top of our country’s education food chain called Mom Congress a “favorite.” Duncan’s enthusiasm is a true testament to our 2010 Mom Congress delegates, and an incredible incentive to use this weekend to enter Parenting’s “Send a Mom to Congress” contest for your chance to meet with Duncan and other leaders in education at the 2011 conference!
The deadline to enter is Monday, January 31st…so this is your LAST CHANCE! Email a 300-word essay and photo to Scrapbook@Parenting.com telling us why you’re passionate about improving your child’s schools. It could change your life – and your child’s – for good. Read the official contest rules here.
And be sure to check out Secretary Duncan’s chat in full on whitehouse.gov by clicking here.