Thank you, Mark.
Good morning and welcome to Washington, delegates.
This is the third Mom Congress, and I've been honored to be at all three of them. I'm even more honored to have partners like you working across America to support education.
Before we start today's town hall discussion, I want to talk for a minute about the Obama administration's blueprint for reforming career and technical education, which we are releasing today.
Thank you Arne – for being here today to highlight this critically important initiative for our nation's economic prosperity.
I am delighted to be here tonight because the value of debate teams is both so great and yet so under-recognized.
Thank you, Steve [Barnett], for that kind introductionand for the important work of the National Institute for Early Education Research over the last decade.
Prepared Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Report, "Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 2009-10"
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I'm delighted to be back in a school, and have the chance to talk to students, teachers, and parents. I loved hearing the Miner Glee Club. What a great, arts-infused school!