Teacher of year uses White House visit to urge school support

| May 11, 2016

By Jessica Swarner • Cronkite News

Arizona Teacher of the Year Christine Marsh said education in the state is “under attack,” echoing President Barack Obama’s call May 3 for more funding for education during a White House ceremony to honor teachers.

“In too many states, we are underfunding public education,” Obama told the supportive audience in the East Room, calling on state legislators and governors to keep in mind the importance of education in their communities.

Marsh, who teaches AP English to juniors and seniors at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, was one of the teachers of the year from every state and territory invited to the White House event.

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