Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Barresi Speaks At National Education Forum

Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi urged parents not to give up the fight for the best education for their children as she participated in a panel discussion Monday as part of NBC’s Education Nation summit in New York.

“Parents need to put more of a premium on how children perform in schools, Barresi said. “Parents, don’t give up. Arm yourself with facts. Don’t give up because it’s your child.”

The summit, held at Rockefeller Center, brought together governors, state superintendents of education, administrators, teachers and other leaders for an earnest discussion about educating children in the ever-changing, knowledge-based economy of 21st Century.

Barresi spoke as a panelist in a session on Monday titled “Stepping Up: The Power of a Parent Advocate.”

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