“Education achievement is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue; it is an issue of national priority.”
President Barack Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Jeb Bush were at Miami Central High School in Florida on March 4 to talk about the future of education in America. March is Education Month for the White House. President Obama and Secretary Duncan will be traveling the country to talk to parents, students, and educators about how to achieve reform, promote responsibility, and deliver results when it comes to education. They chose to kick off Education Month at Miami Central because it is a school that has taken on the challenge to turn itself around. The school has improved its students’ test scores in reading and mathematics, and has increased its graduation rate. President Obama praised the school for its “culture of high expectations.” His goal for the United States: to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.