February 19, 2010
Thank you. I want to talk to you today about a paradox that can handcuff efforts at education reform. The paradox is this: Everyone in this hall would agree that great teachers and principals hold the key to America's children getting a first-rate educationnothing is more important. Yet then...
February 15, 2010
Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I'm thrilled that Andre Lewis, our new Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Education, could join me here this afternoon. This position was included in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act because Congressman Holt and his...
February 12, 2010
Thank you. During the seven-and-a-half years I was CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, I sometimes got the question: "Why in the world would you ever want to be a school superintendent?"
It's not a bad questionand maybe it's a question that many of you have been asked from time to time. But...
February 3, 2010
Thank you for inviting me to address this group of valued colleagues and championsit is wonderful to be here among so many people committed to guaranteeing an excellent education for every child in America.
And, congratulations to NABE on this important milestone! For going on 40 years...
February 1, 2010
It's been a little more than a year since the President took the oath of office and I became secretary of education.
When I look back on it, I'm astounded at what we've accomplished. One year ago, we were facing an education catastrophe. The economy was in the worst shape since the Great...