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.
September 28, 2017
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the "JFK Jr. ForumA conversation on empowering parents" today at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Mass.
September 12, 2017
Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to students and faculty at Woods Learning Center in Casper, Wyoming. Today's event is the first of Secretary DeVos' six-state, "Rethink School" tour, showcasing creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education.
September 7, 2017
Thank you Dean Henry Butler for the kind introduction and for the opportunity to be here. Thank you President Angel Cabrera for your leadership of George Mason University.
And to the students and faculty with us today, thank you for making time to be here during this busy day of classes.
It is a great honor for me to be here today to address a very important topic.
July 27, 2017
Good morning! Thank you, Cameron, for the kind introduction and for your leadership at North Central Michigan College. Michael Hansen, thank you for your leadership of this association.
And thank you all for what you do to provide Michiganders with innovative alternatives throughout their lifelong learning journeys.
July 20, 2017
Thank you, Lisa, for the kind introduction.
It's good to be here at ALEC, with so many friends and quality leaders shaping policy across all 50 states. A special thanks to my fellow Michiganders, thanks so much for joining us and for your hard work in the Great Lakes State.
I'm no stranger to state-based advocacy; it was a primary focus of mine for 30 years before I entered public service.
July 17, 2017
Good morning! And thank you, Kim, for that kind introduction. We’re very excited to have Kim join our team as Acting Assistant Secretary for OSERS. She’ll be working with Ruth Ryder, who you all know, and who led OSERS well through the transition. Thank you both.
It is an honor to be with all of you today. Your calling is one of service to infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities; I deeply respect and admire the work that you do.
June 13, 2017
Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction.
It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their children's education.
We each have a different story of how we got here. Here's mine. ...
May 22, 2017
Thank you, Denisha, for the kind introduction, and congratulations on your graduation! I'm so proud of you and what you've achieved, and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how you make your mark in the world!
You know, it's stories like Denisha's that make me get up every day and fight for a quality education for all students. I'm inspired to see the transformational change education can make in a young person's life.
May 10, 2017
Thank you, Dr. Jackson, for that very kind introduction.
It’s a real privilege – and honor – to be with you as we celebrate the Bethune-Cookman University class of 2017! Congratulations to all of you!
May 9, 2017
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave the following remarks to the Arizona State University + Global Silicon Valley Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Hello everyone, and thank you, Jeanne, for the kind welcome. It's great to be here at ASU GSV among so many of the great leaders and innovators in the education space.