Our Top 10 Favorite Photos from the #ReadyforSuccess Bus Tour

Our 6th annual Back-to-School Bus Tour was a blast! Below are some of our favorite pictures taken during the tour!

Secretary Duncan met students during a visit to the Woodland Early Learning Community School in Kansas City.

Secretary Duncan met students during a visit to the Woodland Early Learning Community School in Kansas City.

President Barack Obama joined Secretary Arne Duncan during the first day of the Bus Tour in Des Moines.

President Barack Obama joined Secretary Arne Duncan during the first day of the Bus Tour in Des Moines.

Secretary Duncan is welcomed by students at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids.

Secretary Duncan is welcomed by students at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids.

Secretary Duncan participated in a panel discussion with state and local leaders and heard about the importance of teacher leadership and the role the Teach to Lead program has played in advancing their work.

Secretary Duncan participated in a panel discussion with state and local leaders and heard about the importance of teacher leadership and the role the Teach to Lead program has played in advancing their work.

Secretary Duncan took a selfie with students after meeting with them at the Williamsfield Community Unit School District.

Secretary Duncan took a selfie with students after meeting with them at the Williamsfield Community Unit School District.

Secretary Duncan joined coaches and players of the Illini men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams during his visit to the University of Illinois, Champaign. The University, through its Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is one of the nation’s best in serving the needs of college students with disabilities.

Secretary Duncan joined coaches and players of the Illini men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams during his visit to the University of Illinois, Champaign. The University, through its Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is one of the nation’s best in serving the needs of college students with disabilities.

Students demonstrated their knowledge at Jeffersontown High School Magnet Career Academy when Secretary Duncan visited.

Students demonstrated their knowledge at Jeffersontown High School Magnet Career Academy when Secretary Duncan visited.

Students joined Secretary Duncan on a tour during his visit to the University of Louisville. All of these high school seniors were from nearby Jefferson County Public Schools and talked with Duncan about their hopes – and concerns – regarding higher ed.

Students joined Secretary Duncan on a tour during his visit to the University of Louisville. All of these high school seniors were from nearby Jefferson County Public Schools and talked with Duncan about their hopes – and concerns – regarding higher ed.

Bryan Dell, a former drug addict and dealer, told Secretary Duncan and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell about the importance that Cincinnati State and a strong community college education has played in his life since he has been in recovery.

Bryan Dell, a former drug addict and dealer, told Secretary Duncan and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell about the importance that Cincinnati State and a strong community college education has played in his life since he has been in recovery.

The Back-to-School Bus Tour ended with a college access rally and town hall at Carnegie Mellon that highlighted the importance of STEM education.

The Back-to-School Bus Tour ended with a college access rally and town hall at Carnegie Mellon that highlighted the importance of STEM education.

All photos taken by Department of Education photographers Paul Wood and Joshua Hoover.

Check out ed.gov/success for more images and blog posts about each stop on the tour.

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  1. I would like for the Dept of Education to take an outright public stand for those law students that have received a law degree from a non-ABA accredited law school. I am one of those individuals with nearly $90,0000 in student loans with interest and penalties continuously accruing. No one wants to let us take their Bar exams, yet we have spent four to six years earning a law degree that does not have much weight at all. Some Bar Admissions will allow you to request an educational waiver. And, oh my God, you have no idea what mental torture is required of you to achieve that goal!!! Just add another two to four years of trying to get an approval to the time you have already gone through law school. That is if you live through it!!! It is not fair for us to be treated this way. Most, if not all will end up making minimum wages and not be able to ever pay back our loans. Maybe the Dept of Ed should not allow any of those non-ABA law schools to receive any federal funding, which creates such a burden on the federal government’s budget. So, either we all have to go to an ABA law school or all of the non-ABA law must become accredited by the ABA or they will not get federal funding and will all be “put out of business”!!!!!!!!! And, my end note: All law schools must emphasis this criteria before one can be admitted and must sign a statement with lay terminology explaining what I have just said!!! Please, please help us all !!!!!

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