First Lady Visits Dept. of Education

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Department of Education today. She gave about a 10 minute speech to about 350 of the staff members there, in which she told them “I am a product of your work.”
She spoke of the Presidents new stimulus plan which would pay to renovate thousands of schools, add funding for preschool for disadvantaged children and increase federal dollars for Pell Grants for college students. She also said this financial help would prevent teacher layoffs and help children in poverty and children with disabilities.
She also said, “The Department of Education is going to be at the forefront of many of the things that we have to do in this administration and we’re going to need that energy in these times of economic challenge.”
Hopefully our new President will be able to follow through and provide our education system with the help it needs.