Secretary Arne Duncan held a press conference call with reporters today to discuss the Education Department’s budget and reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. To meet the President’s 2020 goal and secure our economic future, the Administration is investing heavily in college access, adult education, K-12 reform and early learning. The Administration is building bipartisan and grass-roots support for reauthorizing the federal education law to boost standards, promote a well-rounded education, foster competition, and give states and districts as much flexibility as possible. The President will propose an increase in the education budget and is expected to discuss education in tonight’s State of the Union.
Listen to the call. [MP3, 6MB]