May 28, 2010
Congratulations to the Class of 2010all of your hard work has paid off. Thank you not just for your commitment to earning your diploma but for committing to go to college.
I want to especially thank Principal Rupa Townsend, who is doing a great job, and all of the teachers and parents...
May 26, 2010
Thank you for inviting me to join you today. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with this distinguished group.
I'd like to open our conversation by discussing two important trends that inform our drive to transform education in America. The first is increased...
May 19, 2010
Thank you, President Moore, for that generous introduction and for this honorary degree, which I will treasure. I feel so honored to share the stage today with distinguished artists and great leaders like Vicki Kennedy, Professor Chinua Achebe, and Roz Chast.
It is a special pleasure to be here...
May 15, 2010
Thank you, Chancellor Martin. It's a great pleasure and honor to be here today at the Kohl Center. But I admit to speaking with some trepidation. The truth is that the Badger Herald has set a high bar for my address.
Earlier this spring, the Badger Herald complained that, in recent...
May 12, 2010
To our graduates and to their families who supported them every step of the way, congratulations, I am honored to be with you today.
One of the pleasures about being Secretary of Education is I have the chance to visit a wide range of schools across the country and see the excellent work they...
May 8, 2010
It is a pleasure to be here today to do something which I think we do too little of in the field of education—and that is to celebrate success.
To our graduates, and to their families who have supported them on this journey, congratulations. One of the great privileges of my office is...
May 3, 2010
Thank you for that gracious introduction President DeGioia—and thanks to Parenting magazine for sponsoring not only this special event but for honoring the critical importance of parental involvement in our nation's schools.
Let me start with a quick story from President Obama. Last fall,...