"Most teachers still say they love teaching though they wouldn't mind a little more respect for their challenging work and a little less blame for America's educational shortcomings."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Arne Duncan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Arne Duncan on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Arne Duncan on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Arne Duncan on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Arne Duncan on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Even in a time of fiscal austerity, education is more than just an expense."