U.S. Department of Education Announces ‘Education and the Economy’ Back-to-School Bus Tour with Stops Around the Great Lakes
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit states throughout the Midwest for “Education and the Economy,” the Department’s second annual back-to-school bus tour from Sept.7 to Sept. 9. The tour will kick off in Pennsylvania before heading to states around the Great Lakes, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Duncan and senior staff will hold various events throughout the week to promote the work of our nation’s educators, parents, administrators and education stakeholders in building a strong cradle-to-college and -career continuum that prepares our students to compete in the growing global economy. Throughout the tour, Duncan will discuss the Administration’s dual commitments – investing in education to secure our future and reducing spending while increasing efficiency.
You can bet your ass Duncan will bash congress for no bowing down to his needs. Duncan appears to be using education dollars to pay for this obvious Obama campaign tour. Shouldn’t Duncan be in Washington D.C. overseeing the United State Department of Education?
Senior Department officials will hold additional events highlighting the Administration’s work to leverage education reform and innovation across the country. Through various events, they will discuss an array of federal initiatives including the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge, K-12 reform, transforming the teaching profession, civil rights enforcement, efforts to better serve students with disabilities and English Language Learners, Promise Neighborhoods, the Investing in Innovation (i3) fund, STEM education, increasing college access and attainment as well as vocational and adult education.