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Education and Labor Hearing 5/20/09

See attached below for your reference a two-page summary from WP of the House Education and Labor Committee’s hearing titled, “The Obama Administration’s Education Agenda,” where Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the only witness.

Outline of attachment:

  1. Committee's opening statements

  2. Duncan's testimony
    -Characterization of the administration's general "cradle to career" approach
    -Laid out how education funding in ARRA fit vision: "plugging holes" & sparking innovation
    -Addressed specifics of administration's FY 2010 budget for education and their connection to general goals

  3. Member questions, surrounding
    -Vision for NCLB reauthorization
    -Concerns about budget--funding for IDEA and STEM

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