There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad.
Almost 24 million children – one in three – are likely growing up without their father involved in their lives.
State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.
I worry when athletes are simply used by their universities to produce revenue, to make money for them, nothing to show at the back end. I grew up with a lot of players who had very, very tough lives after the ball started bouncing for them. And that’s why I’m going to continue to fight.
Most teachers still say they love teaching though they wouldn’t mind a little more respect for their challenging work and a little less blame for America’s educational shortcomings.
The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree.
Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities, mentor and tutor students, and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children’s education.
States should not balance their budgets on the backs of students.
I think every student needs access to technology, and I think technology can be a hugely important vehicle to help level the playing field.
Money is not the reason that people enter teaching.
So instead of watching TV, we read every night together as a family.
We all have a role to play – the President, Congress, parents, students and schools – in making college affordable and keeping the middle class dream alive.
A postsecondary education is the ticket to economic success in America.
When I ask teachers why they teach, they almost always say that it is because they want to make a difference in the lives of children.
Whether it’s in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.