American Education Week, 2019, 64187-64188 [2019-25345]

Download as PDF 64187 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 224 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9966 of November 15, 2019 The President American Education Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every child in America deserves equal access to an education that meets their individual needs and prepares them for success. In America, the responsibility for education policy decisions is reserved mainly to the States and to the local officials who know their students best, and we recognize the countless teachers and administrators who contribute every day to innovative solutions at the State and local level. During American Education Week, we celebrate the boundless potential of America’s students, honor the teachers, parents, and guardians who help to develop their talents, and commit to expanding educational freedom across the country. A child begins to learn long before the first day of kindergarten and continues to learn well past high school graduation. Education is not confined to a single method, location, or timeframe, but instead is a process that lasts a lifetime. Our education system should inspire students to become lifelong learners, and it should preserve the rights of parents to play an active role in educating their children, facilitate dynamic teaching styles that fit individual students, and free students to pursue their passions. Because students have their own unique learning styles, teachers should be free from burdensome regulations and constraints that inhibit their ability to teach students according to their needs. This type of teaching and learning paves the way to rewarding careers and fulfilling lives for young Americans, promoting healthy families, vibrant communities, and continued economic prosperity across our Nation. To create the type of environments where learning can flourish and to seize the opportunities of tomorrow, we must ensure students are able to learn in ways and places that work for them. My Administration supports educational freedom by opposing one-size-fitsall Federal regulations, restoring decision-making authority to State and local leaders, and empowering families and students. This year, we proposed a transformative new tool for students to access the right education for them: Education Freedom Scholarships. These scholarships will provide up to $5 billion annually in Federal tax credits for voluntary donations to State-based scholarship programs. This program is a bold and necessary step to ensure every family has the freedom to pursue the educational options that are best for them, regardless of zip code. We look forward to the Congress taking action to approve these privately-funded scholarships and to free millions of students of all ages to learn in new and innovative educational settings, without taking a penny from public schools. In order to successfully prepare students for the jobs and economy of the future, education must be dynamic and forward-thinking in its scope and focus. This September, my Administration announced $123 million in new funding to dozens of school districts, nonprofit organizations, and State educational agencies across the country as part of the Department of Education’s Education Innovation and Research (EIR) competitive grant program. These grants will create new, innovative, and personalized ways for students to learn. 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TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 17 through November 23, 2019, as American Education Week. I commend our Nation’s schools, their teachers and leaders, and the parents of students across this land. And I call on States and communities to support high-quality education to meet the needs of all students. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–25345 Filed 11–19–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Nov 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20NOD0.SGM 20NOD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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Vol. 84

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November 20, 2019

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Proclamation 9966--American Education Week, 2019


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9966 of November 15, 2019

                
American Education Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every child in America deserves equal access to an 
                education that meets their individual needs and 
                prepares them for success. In America, the 
                responsibility for education policy decisions is 
                reserved mainly to the States and to the local 
                officials who know their students best, and we 
                recognize the countless teachers and administrators who 
                contribute every day to innovative solutions at the 
                State and local level. During American Education Week, 
                we celebrate the boundless potential of America's 
                students, honor the teachers, parents, and guardians 
                who help to develop their talents, and commit to 
                expanding educational freedom across the country.

                A child begins to learn long before the first day of 
                kindergarten and continues to learn well past high 
                school graduation. Education is not confined to a 
                single method, location, or timeframe, but instead is a 
                process that lasts a lifetime. Our education system 
                should inspire students to become lifelong learners, 
                and it should preserve the rights of parents to play an 
                active role in educating their children, facilitate 
                dynamic teaching styles that fit individual students, 
                and free students to pursue their passions.

                Because students have their own unique learning styles, 
                teachers should be free from burdensome regulations and 
                constraints that inhibit their ability to teach 
                students according to their needs. This type of 
                teaching and learning paves the way to rewarding 
                careers and fulfilling lives for young Americans, 
                promoting healthy families, vibrant communities, and 
                continued economic prosperity across our Nation. To 
                create the type of environments where learning can 
                flourish and to seize the opportunities of tomorrow, we 
                must ensure students are able to learn in ways and 
                places that work for them.

                My Administration supports educational freedom by 
                opposing one-size-fits-all Federal regulations, 
                restoring decision-making authority to State and local 
                leaders, and empowering families and students. This 
                year, we proposed a transformative new tool for 
                students to access the right education for them: 
                Education Freedom Scholarships. These scholarships will 
                provide up to $5 billion annually in Federal tax 
                credits for voluntary donations to State-based 
                scholarship programs. This program is a bold and 
                necessary step to ensure every family has the freedom 
                to pursue the educational options that are best for 
                them, regardless of zip code. We look forward to the 
                Congress taking action to approve these privately-
                funded scholarships and to free millions of students of 
                all ages to learn in new and innovative educational 
                settings, without taking a penny from public schools.

                In order to successfully prepare students for the jobs 
                and economy of the future, education must be dynamic 
                and forward-thinking in its scope and focus. This 
                September, my Administration announced $123 million in 
                new funding to dozens of school districts, nonprofit 
                organizations, and State educational agencies across 
                the country as part of the Department of Education's 
                Education Innovation and Research (EIR) competitive 
                grant program. These grants will create new, 
                innovative, and personalized ways for students to 
                learn. To help the next generation maintain America's 
                leading role in the global marketplace, more than $78 
                million will fund projects focused

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                on innovations in science, technology, engineering, and 
                math (STEM) education.

                This week, we recognize the power of education and pay 
                tribute to the educators and role models who shape the 
                students of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Their 
                efforts help provide a high-quality education to 
                millions of students, build strong communities, and 
                ensure that America maintains its standing in an 
                increasingly competitive world. Education in America is 
                as important today as it ever has been, and we remain 
                committed to providing teachers and students with the 
                freedom and resources they need to be successful.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 17 through 
                November 23, 2019, as American Education Week. I 
                commend our Nation's schools, their teachers and 
                leaders, and the parents of students across this land. 
                And I call on States and communities to support high-
                quality education to meet the needs of all students.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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