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ERIC Number: ED522541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ESEA Reauthorization: The Importance of a World-Class K-12 Education for Our Economic Success. Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session on Examining Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization, Focusing on K-12 Education for Economic Success (March 9, 2010). Senate Hearing 111-885
US Senate
This hearing of the Committee of Health, Education, Labor and Pensions focused on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This hearing on the economic importance of having a world-class K-12 education system should remind everyone of the critical importance of this reauthorization. Well-educated Americans are the single most important factor in maintaining this nation's productivity and global leadership, and in preparing children to contribute to their communities and this nation at their full potential. Statements were presented by: Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Honorable Michael B. Enzi, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming; Andreas Schleicher, Head of Indicators and Analysis Division, Education Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France; Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association, Washington, DC; Charles Butt, Chairman and CEO, H-E-B, San Antonia, Texas; John Castellani, President, Business Roundtable, Washington, DC; Honorable Christopher J. Dodd, a U.S. Senator from the State of Connecticut; Honorable Lamar Alexander, a U.S. Senator from the State of Tennessee; Honorable Patty Murray, a U.S. Senator from the State of Washington; Honorable Jack Reed, a U.S. Senator from the State of Rhode Island; Honorable Bernard Sanders, a U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont; Honorable Jeff Merkley, a U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon; Honorable Al Franken, a U.S. Senator from the State of Minnesota; and Honorable Michael F. Bennet, a U.S. Senator from the State of Colorado. Additional materials include a prepared statement from Senator Brown, a prepared statement from Senator Casey, response by Andreas Schleicher to questions of Senator Mikulski and Senator Casey, response by Dennis Van Roekel to questions of Senator Casey, response to questions of Senator Casey by Charles Butt, and response by John Castellani to questions of Senator Dodd and Senator Casey. (Individual statements contain footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001