This page contains speeches by former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, former Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. and former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
July 25, 2018
Thank you, Kyle Kashuv, for that introduction. I was so pleased to meet and visit with you some months ago. The adage of good things coming from bad situations was proven once again. I hope you know just how impressed we are by your courage and your determination to stay engaged.
Many of you know Kyle, and you know what he and his classmates went through in Parkland, Florida. No student, no parent, no teacher should ever have to worry about their safety at school.
June 27, 2018
Thank you, Grace, for that introduction. Tim, thank you for putting students at the center of everything you do at SkillsUSA. Governor Bevin, thank you for the warm welcome to Kentucky and to Louisville.
I've spent most of my life in the private sector, and I still feel more at home at events like thiswith leaders of industry, creative thinkers, and doers than in the acronym-obsessed halls of Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2018
The following are prepared remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the International Congress on Vocational & Professional Training in Zurich, Switzerland:
Thank you, Councillor SchneiderAmmann, for that kind introduction and for the warm welcome to your country and this International Congress.
June 5, 2018
Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
May 22, 2018
Below are today’s remarks as prepared for delivery. Click here to read the full written testimony submitted to Congress last week.
May 16, 2018
Thank you, Your Eminence. I’ve long appreciated your moral leadership in the Church, in this city and in our country. Your winsome voice simply cannot be ignored. Thank you for all that you do on behalf of New York’s families.
May 5, 2018
Thank you, President Towey, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this university. In your seven years as president, Ave Maria University has grown in size and stature. And it will undoubtedly continue on that trajectory with you at its helm.
Thank you for this gracious invitation to be with Ave Maria's board members, its faculty, and, most importantly you — its proud graduates.
March 20, 2018
Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
March 13, 2018
Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction and for your leadership of this fine organization. I appreciate the opportunity to be with all of you and the chance to get out the Department for a minute – the early signs of spring are promising food for the soul!
I know you must appreciate this opportunity to gather and learn from each other, and to return to your communities, your schools, and your homes reenergized and refocused on our main motivation: individual students.
March 12, 2018
Hello, everyone. It's good to be with all of you in my official capacity as Secretary.
Before Governor Bush and I begin our conversation, I first wanted to set the scene for the current state of education in America.
Take a moment to think about how much of life has changed in the last 50 years – phones, shopping, transportation… all radically different than before.
Yet there's one glaring exception: the classroom.