Prepared Remarks to the American Enterprise Institute World Forum

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.
There hasn’t been much change in education between my own experience in grade school and that of kids today.

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