U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the DREAM Act at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The hearing will be held in room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Duncan will speak to the educational and economic benefits of the DREAM Act, highlighting the need to give all bright, talented young people in America the chance to live up to their fullest potential and contribute to the economic growth of the country by preparing them to enter the workforce as well-educated adults. The DREAM Act will also play an important part in the Administration's efforts to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, making America more competitive in the global marketplace.
Today, Duncan will join Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Margaret Stock, a former professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, on a press call to endorse the DREAM Act. The call will be held at 2:30 p.m. ET. Members of the media who want to join the call may dial 1-800-862-9098.