When The Washington Post decided to have an important meeting about ways to improve the lives of children and families, it invited Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey and KidsPost reader Rosa Kirk-Davidoff.
Rosa, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Oakland Mills Middle School in Howard County, regularly enters our contests and offers opinions on issues, including girls going to school in Afghanistan and if we should continue making pennies.
On Tuesday, Rosa, who is vice president of her school’s student government, asked Senator Casey how much of a role kids should have in how their schools operate. Casey drew laughs by inviting Rosa to run for public office before telling her that kids can have a role in local and national government. “There are more ways for students to reach public officials through technology,” he said.
Parents who want to know more about the Children & Families Summit can go to www.washingtonpost.com/postlive.