Today’s Anniversary: The Emancipation Proclamation

It's January 2, and 150 years ago yesterday, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in Confederate territories.  It's one of the most important documents in United States history and was a precursor to the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was added in 1865.  As we begin a new year, we are grateful to live and work in a country where all people have the kind of freedom guaranteed by the Emancipation Proclamation and the United States Constitution.  American School students possess other freedoms besides those guaranteed in national documents.  They have the freedom to work at their own pace, free from classroom distractions.  They also have the freedom to work whenever they want, either early in the morning, late at night or any time in between.  Finally, American School students have the freedom to work wherever they want, either at home, on the road or places in between.  We are proud to have helped more than three million students earn their diplomas, and if one of your New Year's resolutions is to earn yours, then we encourage you to enroll today.