National Charter Schools Week, 2009: A Proclamation

Barack Obama

On May 4, 2009 the President of the United States of America issues a proclamation stating: “The best public charter schools and their students are thriving in States that have adopted a rigorous selection and review process to ensure that autonomy is coupled with greater accountability. The growth of effective public charter schools benefits our children, and States have an important role to play in their expansion. “During National Charter Schools Week, we recognize these public charter schools for their dedication and commitment to achievement in education. They are models of excellence and are promoting the interests of our children, our economy, and our Nation as a whole.” Download a complete PDF of the proclamation here: