Build on What Works: President Barack Obama's Message to Nashville by The Tennessean

Build on What Works: President Barack Obama's Message to Nashville

byThe Tennessean

Kobo ebook | February 12, 2014

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In his 2014 State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama placed great emphasis on jobs and education. He vowed to “redesign high schools and partner them with colleges and employers that offer the real-world education and hands-on training that can lead directly to a job and career.” Days later, he visited Nashville’s McGavock High School to praise the success it’s achieved with this exact strategy. McGavock is one of 12 Nashville “academy” high schools, where students are grouped according to career interests. The school district partners with 250 businesses to help shape the curriculum to better prepare students for future jobs. Obama’s visit was part of a barnstorming campaign to push his education agenda. Such travels aren’t unusual in the world of presidential politics. But to students and faculty at McGavock, the event was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Nashville has enjoyed 12 presidential appearances before Obama’s. But the honor never gets old. This book captures the words, images and excitement of this special day in McGavock, and Nashville, history. Because whether you’re a student or a city, it’s a thrilling moment when the leader of the free world visits and validates your dreams.
Title:Build on What Works: President Barack Obama's Message to NashvilleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 12, 2014Publisher:GannettLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629300098

ISBN - 13:9781629300092