A Better Bargain: Education

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Weekly Update: A Better Bargain: Education

President Obama named education as one of the cornerstones of middle-class security in a speech this week at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. 

The President laid out a vision for what our country needs to do to rebuild that foundation – including in education. “The days when the wages for a worker with a high-school degree could keep pace with the earnings of someone who got some higher education are over,” he said.

Read a summary of the education portions of the speech.

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Students at Let's Move

On Wednesday, Secretary Arne Duncan joined Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, two-time space shuttle astronaut, George Zamka and U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Michael Bennet, for the third installment of our Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer series.

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