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WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the National Indian Education Association released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address:

Last night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. In addition to calls for increased funding for medical research, the need for criminal justice reform, and calls to strengthen America by rejecting radical rhetoric, President Obama touched on the importance of education. President Obama stated, “We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job.” While highlighting that national high school graduation rates have increased, President Obama also called for increased access to STEM (science, education, engineering, and mathematics) classes for students for job readiness and that we should, “recruit and support more great teachers for our kids.” Obama also noted that college must be made “affordable” highlighting his commitment to making two years of community college available at no cost to students.

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