Right now, America's middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs.
Today's population of adolescents and young adults is the largest in our nation's history.
America cannot turn its back on the economic future and women-owned businesses are part of that future.
We will never stop illegal immigration until this country has a comprehensive, realistic immigration policy.
For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind.
The privatization plan weakens Social Security and threatens our economic security by creating trillions of dollars in new debt.
It is incumbent upon all of us to build communities with the educational opportunities and support systems in place to help our youth become successful adults.
One of the most important improvements in the No Child Left Behind Act for migrant students was the requirement for electronic transfer of migrant student records.
Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood.
While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure.