In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama emphasized the critical importance of investment in education and technology to spur innovation and economic growth. In the President’s words: “Over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education that goes beyond a high school education.”
To discuss education issues in greater depth with the public, the White House is hosting the State of the Union Education Roundtable with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tomorrow, Jan. 27. The event takes place 3:15 – 4 p.m. EST at the White House, and will be streamed live. During the Roundtable, Secretary Duncan will answer selected questions submitted by viewers. Because of its nationwide reach, and network of stations active in local communities, PBS has been asked to solicit questions from educators. Teachers are encouraged to submit questions by 12 p.m. EST, Jan. 27, or vote for their favorite questions. To do so, click here. You can watch the Roundtable live at http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stateoftheunion/.