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Chancellor of DC Public Schools
On allegations of widespread fraud in college admissions
We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world.
On the need to reauthorize the Higher Education Act
Let’s speak truth: We’re a society that pretends to care about education, but not so…
Without a strong educational system democracy is crippled.
Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
Knowledge— that is, education in its true sense—is our best protection against unreasoning prejudice and…
On his support for school choice programs
Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
In a speech to the National School Boards Association
Introducing a bill to spend $100 billion on school infrastructure
Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
There have never been bridges for our low-income and black students to good jobs.
Amid a teachers' strike
On the tension between autonomy and coherence in school curriculum
On the value of education spending
In a joint statement recommending efforts to repeal Obama-era guidance on school discipline
On learning that the U.S. Agriculture Department is rolling back school lunch guidelines on whole grains
Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.
The first responders to poverty are our teachers.
Speaking about student loan debt
On the importance of noncognitive measures
On a misperception about personalized learning
Equality in America won’t come until we have equality of educational opportunity.
On the challenges of finding appropriate textbooks
Speaking about higher education at National Constitution Center
On the use of rote memorization in American classrooms
On the need for teacher engagement in teacher reform efforts
Speaking about school choice at recent FutureEd forum:
Opening a hearing on the implementation of ESSA
Describing the need for some regulation in school choice
On the frustration that led a strike vote in the teachers union.
In a letter to Congress
Explaining his support for school choice in a 2008 presidential debate.
Introducing an amendment that would block federal spending to arm teachers.
Explaining the philosophy behind the new public school he opened in Akron, Ohio
Describing her district's commitment to helping unaccompanied immigrant children
In an interview on Face the Nation
On donations to Ivy League colleges
Ruling that the state has failed to provide at-risk students with a proficient education
On renaming J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School for Barack Obama
About the Trump administration's decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on race-based admissions
In her dissent on the Janus v. AFSCME decision
Speaking to first-generation, college-bound students
On a proposal to merge the Education and Labor departments
After a City Council vote allowing truant seniors to graduate
Clarifying past statements about immigration officials approaching undocumented students at school
On the need to strengthen early childhood education
After a mass shooting at the Texas school
Answering a question on whether schools should report undocumented immigrants.
Voting on a bill to modernize the state's education funding formula
In a joint Washington Post commentary piece
On the importance of school attendance
After signing a bill that raised teachers' salaries by 20% in 2020.
During a panel discussion on chronic absenteeism and ESSA
Composer of Schoolhouse Rock, who died this week
On the need for promoting literacy
Education cuts do not heal.
More glue guns, fewer handguns.
At a Congressional hearing
In a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Obama-era discipline guidance
On the 60 Minutes Interview with his successor, Betsy DeVos
On her handling of the state plans required by the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Reflecting on the lack of progress in civil rights in the past 50 years
Inaugural Address, January 20, 1937
On Congress' delay in confirming Education Department officials.
On new research into teacher quality and student achievement.
In a hearing about reauthorizing the Higher Education Act
On the benefits of being an outsider
In a Jan. 16 speech
On the importance of the CHIP program to education
Executive Director of American Oversight, which has sued for the calendar of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
On a new tax break for parents spending money on private school tuition
When asked about President Trump's reference to Pocahontas
Accusing the U.S. Education Department of flouting ESSA rules
In a tweet defending Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from Democratic criticism
Decrying American universities in an Oct. 24 speech at the University of North Texas
Speaking about the value of apprenticeships.
Describing her difficult confirmation hearing before the Senate HELP Committee
In a speech at Georgetown University
In a tweet
On the goals of his state's ESSA plan.
Speaking at Harvard University
On the challenges of working in the federal bureaucracy
After a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
On the back-to-school routine in public schools
Pledging to revise rules on campus sexual assaults
Former education secretary criticizing current Secretary Betsy DeVos's response to Charlottesville
On white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.
On the connection between K-12 school quality and college completion
Quoted in a Wall Street Journal Magazine article on Apple's new corporate headquarters
Writing in a New York magazine profile of the U.S. Secretary of Education.
On stalled efforts to increase federal spending for school choice
On "flippant" remarks by Candice Jackson, acting Education Department civil rights chief
On the need for balance on campus sexual assault
Letter from 64 Congressional Democrats to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos…
On new research on performance of students using private school vouchers.
On cuts to Medicaid expected in the health care bill
Speaking to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
On the need for a bipartisan approach to education
Speaking about the fiscal year 2018 budget for the U.S. Education Department
At a Senate Hearing on the FY2018 Education Budget
On education spending in the fiscal year 2018 federal budget
Speaking at the American Federation for Children National Policy Summit
Speaking at a vocational training program
On Congress' decision to extend the private school vouchers offered under the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
Writing in The Washington Post
In a recent interview
In a opinion piece in the Cleveland Plain Dealer
Speaking to a business town hall meeting
On the need for school choice
On the federal government's role in education
On President Trump's proposed cuts to the FY 2017 budget, including $3 billion in education spending
On Maryland's new school accountability plan
In a letter to colleagues about private school choice
On President Trump's preliminary budget
Speaking to the Council of Great City Schools about ESSA
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., on the decision to repeal ESSA regulations
On why he supports repealing ESSA regulations
In his February 28 address to Congress
January 2017 DeVos confirmation hearing
Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee Chair
U.S. Secretary of Education
President Donald J. Trump on school choice…
This exchange occurred at the January 2017 Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos’s appointment as…