President Barack Obama on Feb. 27 urged the nation’s governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforce is crucial for the U.S. to remain competitive with other countries.
Obama made his pitch at a White House meeting with governors in Washington, D.C., as part of the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association. The president and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a black tie dinner with the governors Feb. 26.
Obama said at the Feb. 27 session that he sympathized with governors whose state budgets have been badly squeezed during the economic downturn. But he said that was no reason to trim resources from schools.…Read More