Education (May 2010)

ESEA revisions are long overdue but must be handled carefully

Forty-five years ago, President Johnson signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to ensure all students, regardless of their background, have access to a strong public education.

Keep teachers teaching, students learning and our economy growing

President Obama took office last year in the middle of a full-blown economic crisis. We’re starting to see signs of the economy recovering from that severe recession, which cost more than 8 million jobs and wiped out trillions of dollars in household and family wealth. With four consecutive months of job growth, we are seeing the strongest signs of healing in the economy since President Obama took office.