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Unformatted text preview: U . S . D E P A R T M E N T O F E D U C A T I O N A Blueprint for Reform A c c e le r a t e a c h ie v e m e n t The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act equity and opportunity c o l l e g e- a n d c a r e e r- r e a d y s t u d e n t s g r e a t t e a c h e r s a n d l e a d e r s rais e th e b ar and rew ard ex c ellenc e promote innovation Blank. A Blueprint for Reform The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act United States Department of Education March 2010 U.S. Department of Education Arne Duncan Secretary of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Carmel Martin Assistant Secretary March 2010 This publication is in the public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, ESEA Blueprint for Reform, Washington, D.C., 2010. To obtain copies of this report : Write to ED Pubs, Education Publications Center, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 22207, Alexandria, VA 22304. Or fax your request to 703-605-6794. Or e-mail your request to edpubs@inet.ed.gov. Or call in your request toll free to 1-877-433-7827 (1-877-4-ED-PUBS). Those who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a teletypewriter (TTY) should call 1-877-576-7734. If 877 service is not available in your area, call 1-800-872-5327 (1-800-USA-LEARN). Or order online at http://edpubs.gov. This publication is also available at the Departments Web site at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/blueprint/ . On request, this publication is available in alternate formats, such as Braille, large print or computer diskette. For more information, contact the Departments Alternate Format Center at 202-260-0852 or 202-260-0818. 1 Every child in America deserves a world-class education. Today, more than ever, a world-class education is a prerequisite for success. America was once the best educated nation in the world. A generation ago, we led all nations in college completion, but today, 10 countries have passed us. It is not that their students are smarter than ours. It is that these countries are being smarter about how to educate their students. And the countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow. We must do better. Together, we must achieve a new goal, that by 2020, the United States will once again lead the world in college completion. We must raise the expectations for our students, for our schools, and for ourselves this must be a national priority. We must ensure that every student graduates from high school well prepared for college and a career....
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