Post Election Debriefing: Getting CTSOs geared for the Obama Administration! ACTE Annual Conference Friday, December 5, 2008 Room 217D 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
On the Agenda Today FCCLA Mock Election Results FCCLA Activities & Resources FCCLA Making A Difference National Issues Take Action
FCCLA Mock Election Results The final tally, Candidate Barack Obama had 51% of the vote and Candidate John McCain had 49%. This is the ninth presidential election in which delegates to the annual National Leadership Meeting have cast their ballots. Since 1968, FCCLA members have correctly elected as president, the eventual winner of the actual November election; with the exception of 1992.
FCCLA Activities & Resources • National Executive Council (NEC) Program of Work with Public Policy • USA Leadership Training • Articles in Teen Times and The Adviser • The Guide to Promoting FCCLA, which include working with elected officials • Working with ACTE and attending ACTE advocacy events, including the National Policy Seminar March 10-12, 2009
NEC Program of Work • Addressing Dropout Rates with CTE • Early Childhood Development • CTE’s Role in No Child Left Behind • Voice in State and National Governments • Career Clusters and Pathways • CTE at the Elementary Level
National Issues • The Three Legged Stool: • Carl D. Perkins Act implementation • Workforce Investment Act • No Child Left Behind Act
National Issues – Obama Platform Barack Obama will reform No Child Left Behind: Obama and Biden believe teachers should not be forced to spend the academic year preparing students to fill in bubbles on standardized tests and he will improve the assessments used to track student progress to measure readiness for college.
National Issues – Obama Platform Invest in early childhood education: The Obama-Biden comprehensive "Zero to Five" plan will provide critical support to young children and their parents. And they will help states move toward voluntary, universal pre-school.
National Issues – Obama Platform Make college affordable to all Americans: Obama and Biden will create a new American Opportunity Tax Credit worth $4,000 in exchange for community service. It will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students.
National Issues – Transition Team Education and Labor Transition Team: Seth Harris Judith A. Winston Michael Camunuez Deborah Jospin Shirley Sagawa Thomas A. Kochan Nancy E. Peace Phyllis Segal Joseph Swerdzewski Edward Montgomery Cynthia Estlund Linda A. Puchala Richard Huberman
National Issues – Transition Team Education Team Members: Karen McCulloh Joan Baratz Snowden Maria Blanco Juliet Garcia Eugene Garcia Goodwin Liu Ann O’Leary John Polidori Jonathan Schnur Jon Weintraub
Take Action • While Obama is Pro-CTE and Education, he has surrounded himself with a team that is NOT. • Knowing and researching the incoming team, the 111th Congress. • Participate in your state legislative days. • Invite local elected officials to your events. • Attend ACTE National Policy Seminar in March 2009. • Utilize the resources provided by FCCLA. • Encourage your students to vote!
C - SPAN’s STUDENT CAM COMPETITIONS 2009 This Year's StudentCam Topic: A message to the new President: What is the most urgent issue for the new president to address after taking office, and why? StudentCam 2009 Prizes 75 student prizes and 11 teacher prizes totaling $50,000. Prizes are awarded in two separate categories: Middle & High School Deadline: January20, 2009 www.studentcam.org
Thank you! Michael L. Benjamin, M.P.H., CAE email@example.com Brennen Clouse, National President firstname.lastname@example.org