☷Teachers play important role in national security
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Brig . Gen . Jason E . Kelly , Fort Jackson commander , smiles as he is greeted by Taminika Shadd , principal of C . C . Pinckney Elementary School as he arrives to speak to teachers about American Education Week . Brig . Gen . Jason E . Kelly , Fort Jackson commander , smiles as he is introduced by Taminika Shadd , C . C . Pinckney Elementary School on post , Nov . 17 . Kelly addressed a group of teachers for American Education Week to thank them for their hard work . Brig . Gen . Jason E . Kelly , Fort Jackson commander , speaks to a group of C...... . C . Pinckney Elementary School teacher during an American Education Week event at the school , Nov . 17 . “During American Education Week , we celebrate the power of public education and thank the educators and staff who do so much to make our public schools the cornerstone of our democracy , prosperity , and strength , ” wrote President Joe Biden in a proclamation Nov . 10 . The genesis of American Education Week was a desire by the National Education Association and the American Legion to improve the literacy and fitness of Americans . According to the NEA , the organizations met in 1919 aiming to generate public support for education since “25% of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and 9% were physically unfit . ” American Education Week was first observed Dec . 4 - 10 , 1921 , but traditionally is held the week prior to Thanksgiving . The week “in a nutshell , is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate what’s going on in education and to connect schools with the community , ” said Taminika Shadd , principal of C . C . Pinckney Elementary School on post . Brig . Gen . Jason E . Kelly , Fort Jackson commander , spoke to C . C . Pinckney teachers in an event held at school , Nov . 17 . “Your direct connection to the Army , your commitment to serving the Families of our Soldiers is without a doubt a giant contribution to the greatness of our Army readiness and ability to preserve peace , ” Kelly said acknowledging the role educators play in national security . Educators have their hand on a spindle weaving the futures of the nation’s children through education . “We are grateful for what you do for our children , ” he said . “Teachers reveal a child’s potential and helps them unlock what it feels like and set them on course” for the future . Kelly said he is especially aware of the role educators play in molding youth because his father is “a 33 - year educator . ” The students on Fort Jackson are special too , he added . “It’s a special group of kids that didn’t volunteer for the transitory life of a Soldier , but nonetheless , they muster the strength and the bravery to leave behind friends , favorite teachers , and be forced to find new favorites and new friends . ” “So for all of us on Fort Jackson , from one of those kids , thank you for all you do , ” he said .
24 November 2022 ( November 24 2022 )
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