Here's a great example of how Washington bureaucrats spend our money–all in the name of promoting local solutions.

In case you want to rush out and researve a seat, here's Secretary Duncan's latest tour dates:


I’m emailing you from the middle of my fourth back-to-school bus tour. The theme of this year’s back-to-school bus tour is Strong Start, Bright Future, reflecting the importance of starting the school year with energy and focus, investing in early education for our youngest learners, and remaining committed to reforms that better serve our students and support our educators.

I always return to my office encouraged and informed by what I’ve seen on the road. My staff and I meet superintendents, board members, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff who inspire us. We hear from parents, state and local elected officials, and business and higher education leaders who are pitching in to make their schools and communities stronger. And we meet phenomenal students.

I’m looking forward to the remaining stops. Below you can find information on all our events thus far and how you can stay connected right up until the end.

Learn more about the Strong Start, Bright Future back-to-school bus tour.

Upcoming stops:

Stay digitally connected to the tour.

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

Wonder if he's selling T-shirts?