One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so.
Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope.
It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations.
To get things done, we must work together. We must meet in the middle to work out our differences and find the best solutions.
Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.
We have lots of studies about what's wrong with our education system. We need to accept responsibility, be bold, find solutions and move forward to make education a centerpiece of our economic development.
We all leave personal legacies for the people we know and love.
It's been said that government doesn't create jobs, business does. For the most part, this is true. But government creates the environment in which businesses can excel and expand.
I am willing to take risks, and willing to tolerate failure as long as we admit it, can learn from it and keep moving forward.
I'm a person of faith, [but] I don't carry it on my sleeve.
In the field of health care, we are giving people access to insurance who have not had it before.
There is just no reason why the richest nation in the world can't provide health care to all its people.
We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices.
I will never be able to create a budget from scratch with the amount of time that I have, but my instructions remain the same: Give me a budget that has no new revenue.
It is time for us to turn a corner and come together, put our differences behind us and focus on the future.