U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., for a panel discussion titled “Where Are We and Where Are We Going? The Stakes for Reauthorizing ESEA,” on Tuesday, June 14 at the Center for American Progress Action Fund in Washington, D.C. They will discuss the importance of moving ahead with reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) to reform education and benefit students. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will also participate in the discussion.
This panel discussion comes on the heels of Secretary Duncan’s announcement that the Obama Administration plans to provide regulatory flexibility around No Child Left Behind (NCLB), if Congress does not complete work on a reauthorization bill prior to the August recess, in order to help support reform efforts underway at the state and local level.