International Education Speeches

DECEMBER 3, 2013

The Threat of Educational Stagnation and Complacency

Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, and thank you, Governor Wise, for your comments and for joining the release of the 2012 PISA results today.

In a number of important respects, the United States has made educational progress since the 2009 PISA.

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NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Building a Stronger Pipeline of Globally-Competent Citizens

Good afternoon, everyone – and welcome to our Department’s kick-off event for International Education Week.

As we get started, I want to thank Maureen McLaughlin and her staff, for their dedicated work on international affairs here at the Department – and for helping pull together this event and the week’s activities.

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AUGUST 6, 2013

Education is the Only Solution

Good morning. Thank you, Christie, for the kind introduction, and for your tremendous work here at USAID. I also want to recognize Administrator Rajiv Shah and Assistant Administrator Eric Postel, for their leadership.

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DECEMBER 5, 2012

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Inter-American Development Bank

As I listened to [IDB] President Moreno’s remarks, I was struck not by how different the U.S. education system is but rather by how many educational challenges the U.S. shares with Latin America and Caribbean nations.

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MAY 3, 2012

Broadening the Spirit of Respect and Cooperation for the Global Public Good

Strengthening Education as a Global Public Good

Thank you, Dr. Goodman, for that kind introduction—and for your leadership of this valued and venerable institution. It’s striking to realize that IIE is approaching its centennial—and to consider its remarkable achievements during that time, in strengthening educational exchange and promoting understanding among nations.

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MARCH 14, 2012

World-Class Teachers and School Leaders

Thank you and welcome back to New York! We are delighted to co-host the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession with our outstanding partners and fellow participants.

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OCTOBER 31, 2011

Secretary Duncan’s Remarks at the U.S.-Indonesia Higher Education Summit

Opening Remarks

Thank you, Under Secretary Stock. The State Department and Secretary Clinton are deeply committed to international education. In tandem with the U.S. Department of Education, they have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to expanding international exchange and higher education partnerships.

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OCTOBER 13, 2011

Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Closing Plenary of the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit, Georgetown University

I am delighted to be here. The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit is supporting educational partnerships that all nations should aspire to empower.

I want to second Secretary Clinton’s vision and support for international partnerships, and our shared understanding that the United States and India mutually benefit from strengthening higher education.

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MAY 24, 2011

Lessons from High-Performing Countries

I welcome this opportunity to reflect on what the United States can learn from the nations with the best-performing education systems. My thanks to Marc Tucker and the National Center on Education and the Economy for having me here today.

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MARCH 3, 2011

Improving Human Capital in a Competitive World -— Education Reform in the U.S.

When the World Bank was founded in 1944, much of Europe, Russia, and Japan lay in ruin.

Today, the world is no longer recovering from a tragic global war. Yet the international community faces a crisis of a different sort, the global economic crunch. And education–then and now–is the beacon lighting the path forward, perhaps more so today than ever before.

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DECEMBER 8, 2010

Education and the Language Gap: Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks at the Foreign Language Summit

It is an honor to be here at the University of Maryland which has worked closely with the Department of Education for more than 20 years to advance the teaching of languages such as Hebrew, Farsi, Chinese, and Russian.

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DECEMBER 7, 2010

Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks at OECD’s Release of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 Results

Since the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) first implemented PISA in 2000, it has mushroomed to 60 countries and five non-national entities, such as Shanghai.

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NOVEMBER 4, 2010

The Vision of Education Reform in the United States: Secretary Arne Duncan’s Remarks to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France

It is an absolute honor to address UNESCO. During the last 65 years, UNESCO has done so much to advance the cause of education and gender equity, alleviate poverty, and promote peace. When UNESCO was founded in 1945, much of Europe, Russia, and Japan lay in ruin.

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OCTOBER 19, 2010

Education and International Competition: The Win-Win Game. Secretary Duncan’s Remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations, New York City

It’s great to be back before the Council on Foreign Relations. I am looking forward to a spirited discussion with your members.

I want to talk briefly today about my article in the forthcoming Foreign Affairs on education and international competitiveness, and then turn over the discussion to my good friend and moderator, New York’s chancellor Joel Klein.

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MAY 26, 2010

International Engagement Through Education: Remarks by Secretary Arne Duncan at the Council on Foreign Relations Meeting

Thank you for inviting me to join you today. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with this distinguished group.

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