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The White House at Work
Thursday, April 3, 1997
The Best Education, Stronger Families,
and A More Secure World
WEDNESDAY: CALIFORNIA ENDORSES NATIONAL EDUCATION
Yesterday, California joined with Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina and
America's military schools in support of President Clinton's plan for
national education standards.
With the endorsement of California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Delaine Eastin, states and school systems that educate nearly 20% of America's
school children are now on the road to measuring their students against high
240 of America's high-tech industry leaders endorsed the President's plan
as well -- and pledged to write to every governor, every state school board and
every state education leader to urge the adoption of national standards across
In the two months since the President challenged every state to adopt high
national standards, testing every 4th grader in reading and every 8th grader in
math, support has come from Republicans and Democrats, teachers and business
people, parents and educators -- because we all have a stake in giving our
children the best education.
TUESDAY: PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM HARMFUL
INFLUENCES BY TAKING ACTION TO CURB LIQUOR ADS
In response to the liquor industry's reversal of their 50-year voluntary ban
on TV ads, the President urges responsibility and takes action:
The President urges the liquor industry to rethink its decision and keep the
ban, for the sake of America's parents and young people.
The President asks the FCC to explore the effects on children of the hard
liquor industry's decision to advertise on television, and determine the
appropriate action in response.
TOMORROW: WORKING TO ELIMINATE CHEMICAL
This Friday, the President will join with bipartisan leaders to urge Senate
ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention by the April 29 deadline:
It will require other countries to do what we are already doing -- eliminate
Ratifying the Convention will protect our troops in the field, make it
harder for terrorists to obtain chemical weapons, and help punish rogue states
that use them.