June 22, 2009
The secretary introduced his speech with an overview
of his Listening and Learning Tour and a summary of
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He
occasionally deviated from this prepared text.
Today, I want to focus on the challenge of turning
around our chronically low-achieving...
June 18, 2009
Thank you so much. I'm really pleased to be here, and I will be pretty brief, I know I'm the warm up for Kareem. I want to thank you all for your collective efforts and thinking about doing business differently. And it has just been amazing to me as we have gotten started here, this idea of...
June 14, 2009
I am continually struck by the profound wisdom
underlying the American political experiment. The
genius of our system is that much of the power to
shape our future has, wisely, been distributed to the
states instead of being confined to Washington.
Our best ideas have always come from state...
June 8, 2009
Good morning, and thank you, Stuart (Kerachsky of the Institute of Education Sciences [IES]), so much for that nice introduction.
I also want to say thank you to Sue Betka for her
leadership at IES as well as to the entire career staff.
Sue has been so helpful during this transition. I know...
June 4, 2009
Good morning Chairman Miller, Ranking Member McKeon and distinguished members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the topic of Building on What Works at Charter Schools. Improving our education system is one of this Administration's highest...
June 3, 2009
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:
Thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of President Obama's fiscal year 2010 budget for the Department of Education, and to talk with you about how together we can lay the foundation for a generation of reform that can restore American...