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Press Release


September 23, 2008
Contact: Heather Reams

AAE Supports the Efforts of Ed in ‘08

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Beckner, executive director of the Association of American Educators:

The Association of American Educators is proud to announce its support of Strong American Schools’ “Ed in ‘08” campaign. Strong American Schools has sought to draw attention to the need for real education reform. We applaud their efforts and join them in calling on the presidential candidates to make the issue of education central in their campaigns.

People all across the political spectrum can agree that education in America is in need of immediate reform. For years, our students have been falling behind the rest of the world in subjects like math and science, and the trend must be stopped. It is time for our political leaders to step up and make the changes to our educational system that will allow our schools to be competitive in the global market.

Ed in ’08 has helped to make education a key issue this election season. As November 4 nears, we hope that all the candidates for elected office take heed and make education reform an essential part of their platforms.