We asked. You answered. Thanks to all of you who participated in our Facebook poll asking what education, income or health issue you’d like the President to address in his State of the Union.
We presented you with six options: Children’s Health, Early Childhood, Education, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, Workforce Development, and Affordable Housing.
And the winner is... Education!
We agree that education is critical to our nation’s future. That’s why United Way has been working to get laser-focused on a few education strategies that we can execute on forcefully, at the national, state and local level.
Out of this have emerged our two priority focus areas for education: 1) Early grade reading proficiency, which is built on the cornerstone of school readiness and 2) Success in the middle grades and on-time high school graduation, which are woven together since many of the strategies are cross-cutting.
Learn more about United Way’s work in education:
· Read about our key education strategies in Charting a Course for Change: Advancing Education, Income and Health through Collective Impact
· Read about our education policy priorities in the United Way National Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress
Thank you for raising your voice for the issues you care about. During the State of the Union, let us know what you think about the President’s plan for education. Use hashtags #LIVEUNITED and #SOTU.