[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

PROCLAMATION 8510--APR. 29, 2010

Proclamation 8510 of April 29, 2010
National Charter Schools Week, 2010
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Our Nation's future depends on the education we provide to our sons and
daughters, and charter schools across America serve as laboratories for
education. Ideas developed and tested by charter schools have unlocked
potential in students of every background and are driving reform
throughout many school districts. During National Charter Schools Week,
we recommit to supporting innovation in teaching and learning at high
quality charter schools and ensuring all our students have a chance to
realize the American Dream.

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Principals, teachers, parents, school boards, and communities are
working together to transform our public schools, and countless children
stand to benefit from the replication of effective education models. In
the 21st century, a world class education is our best avenue to
prosperity. The skills and knowledge students gain in school--reinforced
by the love of learning educators and mentors can foster--can empower
young Americans to achieve their dreams and lead our country in the
global marketplace.
The size and scope of the challenges before us require us to align our
deepest values and commitments to the demands of a new age. My
Administration is committed to helping schools prepare the next
generation of leaders by reaching beyond standardized methods and
promoting creative teaching strategies and learning techniques. By
giving all our children access to a complete and competitive education,
we will pass on the American spirit of limitless possibility to the next
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2 through May 8,
2010, as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our Nation's charter
schools, teachers, and administrators, and I call on States and
communities to support charter schools and the students they serve.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.