U.S. Rep Forbes invites educators to Washington

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 25, 2005

Staff Report

U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes (VA-04) has again invited high-school educators from Virginia’s fourth district to join him in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 3.

This is Forbes’ second annual Capitol Educator Day.

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The professional forum is designed to give educators the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with Congress and the U.S. Capitol and to engage in a meaningful dialogue on the federal government, legislative processes, and educational issues with Forbes, his staff, and representatives from the Department of Education.

&uot;Despite the fourth district’s close proximity to Washington, D.C., many individuals do not get an opportunity to visit our nation’s Capitol and see the process first-hand.

Last year, I invited educators from around my district to Washington for what proved to be a day of very valuable discussion and education for all of us,&uot; Forbes said.

&uot;It is extremely important that legislators treat teachers as the professionals they are and dialogue directly with them. This forum does that and also offers an insider’s view of the Capitol and the federal processes.&uot;

The agenda for Capitol Educator Day will include:

nSession I: 10 Things You Never Learned in High School Government – A discussion with Congressman Forbes on the real world legislative process

nSession II: Then & Now – The Changing Face of Education in our Nation-Lunch and Roundtable Education discussion with representatives from the Department of Education

nSession III: A View of the US House – Capitol Tour & Tour of Old Supreme Court Chambers led by Congressman Forbes

Due to Congressional Ethics Rules governing the use of official funds, members of Congress are prohibited from using official government funds for constituent transportation purposes.

Accordingly, the cost per person to cover the transportation and lunch will be $35.

Letters of invitation have been sent to every high school in Virginia’s Fourth District. Teachers may register by calling


Space is limited.