First Lady Michelle Obama’s Office say her trip to China will focus on early childhood education. For a country that can’t seem to rank above 20 in global rankings in Math and Science education, we wonder the reason any country would want to listen to a First Lady of the United States with a mediocre primary education system. Especially when China is outperforming the United States in Math and Science.
It does provide for a travel opportunity and education opportunities for the Obama children and extended family, however.
Here is the FLOTUS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL GUIDANCE PRESS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
The First Lady is visiting China from March 19-26, 2014. She is visiting Beijing from March 20-23, Xi’an on March 24, and Chengdu from March 25-26. Accompanying Mrs. Obama on this trip will be her mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, and daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.
During the trip to China, as on previous international trips to Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, the First Lady will be focusing on the power and importance of education, both in her own life and in the lives of young people in both countries.
All Times Listed are China Standard Time
SUNDAY, MARCH 23
Beijing, China * 9:30AM—First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a roundtable on the topic of education.
Beijing, China * 12:20PM—First Lady Michelle Obama has lunch with Mrs. Robinson and her daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, at the Schoolhouse restaurant.
Beijing, China * 2:10PM—First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Great Wall of China.