Teacher's trip to D.C. inspiring

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

Educating our children is one of the most important duties of our government. Last week, I was invited to Washington, DC,, by Sen. Mark Begich to attend an important meeting with senators and other leaders in education. I was asked to share my experiences in the classroom and to talk about how we can make education work for a state like Alaska.

Some of our country's best minds in education were there. We talked about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act and how we can make it work for students in both urban and rural areas.

The reauthorization of the education act is one of the most important things the Congress will work on this year. I encourage communities to come together and let our senators know what's important in this bill.

Thank you to Sen. Begich for inviting me to participate in this meeting. It made my first trip to the U.S. Capitol a memorable experience. I encourage everyone to get involved in making public education the best it can be for all of Alaska's children.

LaDawn Druce; President of the Kenai Peninsula Education Association

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