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Born: 1964-11-06
Profession: Public Servant
Nation: American
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Borrowing to pay for college used to be the exception; now it's the rule.

Tags: College, Pay, Used

To encourage more top-caliber students to choose teaching, teachers should be paid a lot more, with starting salaries more in the range of $60,000 and potential earnings of as much as $150,000.

Tags: Choose, Potential, Students

A postsecondary education is the ticket to economic success in America.

Tags: America, Education, Success

About two-thirds of bachelor's degree holders borrow to go to school, and on average they're graduating with more than $26,000 in debt.

Tags: Bachelor, Debt, School

Almost 24 million children - one in three - are likely growing up without their father involved in their lives.

Tags: Children, Father, Lives

Even in a time of fiscal austerity, education is more than just an expense.

Tags: Education, Expense, Time

I think every student needs access to technology, and I think technology can be a hugely important vehicle to help level the playing field.

Tags: Help, Playing, Technology

Money is not the reason that people enter teaching.

Tags: Money, Reason, Teaching

So instead of watching TV, we read every night together as a family.

Tags: Family, Night, Together

States should not balance their budgets on the backs of students.

Tags: Backs, Balance, Students

Teachers support evaluations based on multiple measures: student growth, classroom observation and feedback from peers and parents.

Tags: Parents, Student, Support

The cost of college should never discourage anyone from going after a valuable degree.

Tags: After, Anyone, College

There was nothing more important I could do than be supportive as a dad.

Tags: Dad, Supportive

When I ask teachers why they teach, they almost always say that it is because they want to make a difference in the lives of children.

Tags: Children, Lives, Why

At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade.

Tags: Depression, Great, Time

I worry when athletes are simply used by their universities to produce revenue, to make money for them, nothing to show at the back end. I grew up with a lot of players who had very, very tough lives after the ball started bouncing for them. And that's why I'm going to continue to fight.

Tags: End, Fight, Money

Most teachers still say they love teaching though they wouldn't mind a little more respect for their challenging work and a little less blame for America's educational shortcomings.

Tags: Love, Respect, Work

Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities, mentor and tutor students, and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children's education.

Tags: Children, Education, School

State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.

Tags: Education, Lost, Struggle

Surveys show that many talented and committed young people are reluctant to enter teaching for the long haul because they think the profession is low-paying and not prestigious enough.

Tags: Enough, Show, Young
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Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years.

Tags: Early, Education, Teachers

We all have a role to play - the President, Congress, parents, students and schools - in making college affordable and keeping the middle class dream alive.

Tags: College, Dream, Parents

We've seen more reform in the last year than we've seen in decades, and we haven't spent a dime yet. It's staggering how the Recovery Act is driving change.

Tags: Change, Last, Year

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.

Tags: Chance, School, Whether

Young people know how important it is for dads to be involved in their lives. As I travel the country and talk with students, some of them tell me that their lives would be totally different if their father was around.

Tags: Country, Father, Travel

Ecosystems are holy. The word "environmental" is a deadly compromise itself. It's a policy word that lives only in the head, and barely there.

Tags: Holy, Lives, Word

My books are inert as cordwood till a reader's imagination ignites one and an old flame jumps to life.

Tags: Books, Life, Old

The environment, what surrounds you, is so alive and delightful and complex.

Tags: Alive, Complex, Delightful

The principles that will save Earth's life are the same principles that save the living souls of humans: ineluctable spiritual principles.

Tags: Life, Living, Spiritual

Writers are used to being re-created, and need it.

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I'm too conceited for therapy.

Tags: Conceited, Therapy

If I'm going to invest the time in a novel, I want something more than the entertainment you get out of most genre fiction.

Tags: Fiction, Novel, Time

My parents believe in the happy endings to the stories of their children.

Tags: Children, Happy, Parents

I'm with Milton and the Rolling Stones: I don't find the Devil an unsympathetic character. But in any case, my fiction is populated as much by people who do good as it is by those who do bad. I'm interested in imaginatively accommodating as much of the human as possible, for which you need both moral extremes and everything in between.

Tags: Bad, Character, Good