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Ambassador Kirk Encourages TC Williams Students to Out-Educate and Out-Compete Global Competition

Today, Ambassador Kirk met with students of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia to discuss how America can win the future through education. During his visit, Ambassador Kirk spoke with Mr. Andrew Orzel’s AP Government and AP Economic classes.

Ambassador Kirk Speaks to TC Williams High School Students
Ambassador Kirk Speaks to TC Williams High School Students

During the conversation, Ambassador Kirk pointed to President Obama’s new education policy proposals that will raise standards, reward success, and provide flexibility for states and schools to innovate and improve. He explained how President Obama’s plan to win the future builds on the best traditions of American education, innovation, and industry.

“Students outside the United States are studying hard, trying to earn the best education possible so that they can compete with American children for the jobs and industries of the 21st century,” said Ambassador Kirk.

Ambassador Kirk reiterated that President Obama has stated that to win the future we must remain focused on making sure that we remain competitive and keep the best jobs here in the United States – starting with educating every child to get ahead.

Additionally, Ambassador Kirk also shared some of his experiences traveling around the world and across the United States as President Obama’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues. The students were engaged in USTR’s work, including our current trade initiatives, and how trade can help to grow the economy and support well-paying jobs for when they graduate.