We want to obviously foster a relationship that we’re a partner with states that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap just as the Congress does and that we’re practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they’re talking about.

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I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing knows their subject matter and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap.

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And I believe that public broadcasting has an important trust with the American people it’s an intimate medium of television and that we can do reading and language development for young children without getting into human sexuality.

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