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Rep. Steckman to attend town hall meeting on education with President Obama

Rep. Steckman and President Barack Obama (Facebook photo)
Rep. Steckman and President Barack Obama
(Facebook photo)

DES MOINES – President Barack Obama will be in Des Moines Monday at North High School and our local state representative Sharon Steckman announced Sunday night that she has been asked to attend – and might get to ask him some questions.

President Obama will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the Secretary brings his Sixth Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour to North High School in Des Moines, Iowa. The President and Secretary Duncan will host a town hall with high school students and their parents to discuss college access and affordability.

Rep. Steckman said Sunday evening that she is “so excited” at the prospect of meeting the president and participating in the town hall event.  She said via social media that she was “asked to meet with our President tomorrow at North High School in Des Moines.”

Along with attempting to get Mr. Obama to sign a photo of her and Obama taken years ago, she may get to interact in the town hall meeting and ask questions.

She asked for “ideas for education questions” that should might ask “if given the opportunity” during the event”.

The town hall event in Des Moines is part of a “Ready for Success” tour which includes  stops in seven states, highlighting achievements of educators, students, families and others in expanding opportunity for young people throughout the nation. The Administration has made expanding college access and affordability a priority.

What questions do you think Rep. Steckman should ask the President during the town hall event?

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