“The path to prosperity lies in investing judiciously in education, [and] modernizing schools and crumbling infrastructure,” Secretary Duncan said yesterday in Portland, Ore., speaking at the Oregon Business Associations’ annual Statesman Dinner. Arne delivered the keynote address after holding a town hall with the Oregon Education Association earlier in the day.
During both stops in Portland, Duncan highlighted how the American Jobs Act will keep teachers in the classroom and help modernize and repair American’s aging public schools.
“The President’s bill includes two education components,” Duncan explained. “It would keep teachers in the classroom instead of on unemployment lines. And it would put construction workers back to work modernizing and repairing public schools and community colleges.”