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U.S. and the World Education Act

Location: Washington, DC

U.S. AND THE WORLD EDUCATION ACT -- (House of Representatives - July 28, 2009)


Ms. LORETTA SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my colleagues to support the U.S. and World Education Act which I will be introducing today. My bill addresses the critical need to raise student achievement levels in the national education arena which is vital in order to compete in a world that is rapidly changing.

My bill will raise the international education competence and literacy levels of elementary and secondary students. My bill will also create an international education research repository which will greatly enhance the international education curriculum taught in our schools as well as teaching methods.

I firmly believe that our schools today do not focus enough on preparing our youth to interact and to communicate with other countries and cultures. And given the current economic crisis, future generations must be equipped with a skill set that will help them to excel academically and contribute to our Nation's economic recovery.

I urge my colleagues to cosponsor the U.S. and World Education Act.


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