PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 53
(House of Representatives - March 27, 2019)

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                          PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from 
Illinois (Mr. Bost) for 5 minutes.
  Mr. BOST. Mr. Speaker, this week we celebrate Public Schools Week. It 
serves as a reminder that every child deserves access to quality 
education that helps them reach their full potential.
  Public schools are where our students become citizens. They learn to 
think critically, solve problems, and build relationships. They grow to 
contribute to our society, our economy, and our communities, and it all 
starts with the men and women who want to make a difference.
  I want to thank our teachers and educators and professionals who work 
in these fields, and I want to include Ms. Lucy Gamby, who was my sixth 
grade teacher, and thank her for the influence that she had in my life. 
I am sure every one of us has someone like that that is that special 
teacher.


                        World Down Syndrome Day

  Mr. BOST. Mr. Speaker, on March 21, we celebrated Down Syndrome Day.
  Many people don't know this, but they do know I have 11 
grandchildren. My sixth grandchild and third grandson is Stanley. 
Stanley has Down's, and Stanley is an amazing, fun child, wonderful.
  You know, it is kind of our job as grandparents to make sure that 
each grandchild believes that they are the favorite, and I do my best 
to do that, but today I want to recognize Stanley because I want to 
make sure that people understand that the people and the families that 
are involved and have Down syndrome children or grandchildren, that we 
live and we work to make sure that they can achieve to the highest 
level that they can in life. So this day I want to say, ``Stanley, I 
love you.''
  We want to recognize all of our children who have Down's and our 
adults who have Down's and encourage them to be the best that they can 
be.

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