Don Knezek, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, releases a statement in response to the education issues presented in President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address.
"The President is absolutely correct. Educators do matter. We’re especially encouraged that President Obama talks about empowering teachers and principals to use their ‘creativity and passion’ to ensure that all students are learning and that quality teachers are at work in all schools.
“ISTE has long championed creativity as essential to learning, teaching and school leadership through our widely adopted digital age standards, the NETS, and events like ISTE 2012. We must continue to work together to ensure that educational technology is included in our shared roadmap to success and achievement. In the globalized economy that the President speaks of, few things are as important as a highly skilled labor force. And that labor force is the result of educators who have relevant digital age skills as well as creativity, passion, and professionalism.”