I believe that education is the key by which we can each open the doors of opportunity. Quality education for every American will guarantee that our communities flourish, and that our nation is thoroughly prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. I am deeply committed to ensuring that our public education system functions effectively and successfully serves our students.
Over the past several years, the United States has faced the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, families have lost their homes, and small businesses have been crippled. Some of the nation’s largest financial institutions failed, and many of the securities markets that are critical to the flow of credit broke down.
It is very important to honor and support to our veterans of the Armed Services. I recognize the sacrifice they make to protect this nation.