"Even in a time of fiscal austerity, education is more than just an expense."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Arne Duncan on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Arne Duncan on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Arne Duncan on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Arne Duncan on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Arne Duncan on Oscar Wilde
"There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad."
"Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities, mentor and tutor students, and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children's education."
"Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years."
"A postsecondary education is the ticket to economic success in America."
"State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes."