November 2009

  • November 18, 2009
    Thank you for that kind introduction. It is a special pleasure and opportunity for me to meet and speak with so many early childhood educators, advocates, and researchers. More than a half century ago, Franklin Roosevelt said that the "destiny of American youth is the destiny of America." Each...
  • November 10, 2009
    Thank you so much for the generous introduction. It's a pleasure and honor to be addressing this conference of the Harlem Children's Zone. HCZ, and its founder and extraordinary leader, Geoff Canada, have produced one of the most remarkable anti-poverty community programs in the nation's history....
  • November 9, 2009
    Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to discuss the state of American education—which in some ways is one and the same with the American economy. I believe that the quality of our education system says as much about the long-term health of our economy as the stock market, the...