"There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Arne Duncan on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Arne Duncan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Arne Duncan on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Arne Duncan on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Arne Duncan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."