Secretary Duncan Testifies Before House Committee

Secretary Arne Duncan testified before the House Education and Labor Committee on March 3.

He discussed President Obama’s education agenda, including the administration’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Duncan talked about the importance of college and career-ready standards, supporting and rewarding excellence, focusing on growth and gains in student learning, and a “smarter, more targeted federal role to give states and districts as much flexibility as possible, while ensuring as much accountability as possible.”

Much of his testimony was devoted to the administration’s teacher quality agenda.

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