This page contains speeches by former Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and speeches by former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
May 9, 2015I. Intro
Thank you so much, and good morning.
I'm so honored to be with you today, and to join in celebrating the class of 2015's success.
We're all living in a moment when so many aspects of our society and the world are in the midst of being reimagined, and redefined. Astounding changes have taken place since the year of this great university's founding1909from the end of Jim Crow segregation to the election of America's first black president.
May 2, 2015
Thank you, Dr. Peterson, for that very kind introductionand for your unwavering stewardship of this important institution. Both here and throughout your remarkable career, you have brought a visionary approach to an ever-changing educational landscape.
It's a real honor to be with you and everyone assembled today as we celebrate this momentous occasionespecially the members of the Georgia Tech Class of 2015! Congratulations to all of you!
April 9, 2015
April 7, 2015
Thank you. Please give another round of applause to CarmitaI'm a huge, huge fan. If I could invest in someone as a stock I'd be investing in her right now. You guys should take a note.
Thank you so much. I'm thrilled to be with all of you. Thanks for taking the time and inviting me, and I want to begin with a story. And I want to tell you a story about a young man named Rashon Johnson.
March 18, 2015
Note: Speaker deviated from prepared remarks.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your 12th annual legislative conference.
Throughout its history, the Urban League has stood for meaningful action that helps not just communities of color, but also the entire country in our ongoing effort to create a more just and equal society. So I want to thank you for your work. And I want to say that I share your sense of urgency, as does my entire team.
March 13, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered the remarks below on a press call with National Urban League President Marc Morial about the importance of ensuring equity in education as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
January 12, 2015
Secretary Arne Duncan laid out a vision for the nation’s landmark education law, the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) in a speech at Seaton Elementary School in Washington, D.C. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ESEA bill, he called for a new law that will work to ensure strong opportunities for all students, and protect the most vulnerable.
December 1, 2014
Good Morning! I want to welcome you all to Atlanta, and to thank you for participating in today’s event. This morning’s forum is something we’ve never done before, but Jim and I thought it was important to do given the increasing prominence that student loans have in the lives of both individuals and the nation.
November 21, 2014
Secretary Arne Duncan challenged the National Assessment Governing Board to help move the nation toward "Assessment 3.0."
November 4, 2014
During remarks at the Rural Education National Forum in Columbus, Ohio, Secretary Duncan discusses the challenges facing rural education in America, recognizes the accomplishments of states and districts, and celebrates rural community values that help to support academic excellence.