Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate Bill to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Senate Bill to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

October 11, 2011

"A bipartisan bill will not have everything that everyone wants, but it must build on our common interests: high standards; flexibility for states, school districts and schools; and a more focused federal role that promotes equity, accountability and reform. This bill is a very positive step toward a reauthorization that will provide our students and teachers with the support they need, and I salute Senators Harkin and Enzi for their good work and their bipartisan approach.”