Snap Fact #244
President Obama Supports Teachers and Teachers Support the President, in Spite of Some Policy Disagreements!
President Obama has shown his support to teachers across the country by proposing a budget plan to Congress requesting $80 million for the Education Department to support math and science teacher preparation programs.
The President has a goal of having more than 100,000 science and math teachers in the classroom because American students have been consistently losing ground to foreign school systems when it comes to math and science.
President Obama also asked Congress to provide more funding to states hiring more public sector workers including teachers. As a result, President Obama opposed the No Child Left Behind Act signed by President Bush in 2001 punishing teachers for students’ failure on standardized exams.