March 29, 2010
Thank you for joining me today for this historic announcement.
Today, I'm proud to announce that Delaware and Tennessee have won grants in the first phase of Race to the Top.
We received many strong proposals from states all across America, but two applications stood out above all others:...
March 18, 2010
Chairman Obey, Ranking Member Tiahrt, Members of the Committee:
I want to begin by thanking you for what you have done to keep America's teachers in the classroom and to keep America's children learning.
The Recovery Act saved nearly 325,000 education-related jobs and another 75,000 non-...
March 17, 2010
Thank you Chairman Harkin, Senator Enzi, and members of the committee. It's an honor to be here today.
I want to thank each of you for your hard work on education. I believe that education is the one true path out of poverty. It is the great equalizer in our society. As the President said in...
March 17, 2010
Secretary Arne Duncan made these introductory remarks in a joint press call with Richard Lapchick, Director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, and Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP.
There is a lot to welcome, and a lot to be...
March 15, 2010
Secretary LaHood is a tough act to follow. But I am delighted to be here today to talk about a cause that is urgent and personalnot just for me but for all of us gathered here today. As President Obama has said, there are "any number of actions we can take as a nation to enhance our...
March 8, 2010
It is a great honorand a sobering oneto speak at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Here, 45 years ago, a recalcitrant state and governor slowly, begrudgingly, were forced to make due on the American promise of equal opportunity. A nation wept with shame when state troopers savagely beat John...
March 4, 2010
Last July, I joined with President Obama to kick off the Race to the Top. This competition, which was funded through the Recovery Act with the support of Congress, put unprecedented resources$4.35 billion dollarson the table to reward states that are ready to dramatically re-shape...
March 3, 2010
This is an extraordinary time for all of us in the field of education. One year ago, schools throughout the country were facing an education catastrophe. One estimate said that 600,000 jobs were at risk. Working together, the President and Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...