"What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. The future of America depends on you. What you're learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future." -- President Barack Obama
On a special edition of Education News Parents Can Use, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a special national town hall forum with students to discuss what is working and what needs improvement in our nation's schools. The secretary also will explore how America's young people are responding to the President's challenge to take responsibility for their learning and achievement. Live from the PBS television station, WETA, Secretary Duncan will take comments and questions from students in the studio audience and others throughout the nation via telephone and e-mail.
The conversation will focus on improving the quality of student's educational experiences; their aspirations for college and future careers; contributions to civic life through volunteer service; and, critical influences on young people's decision-making and academic choices.