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Secretary of Education

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Secretary of Education
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     challenging words:    policies, executive, dealing, discrimination, best, educational, federal, billion, excellence, worldwide, market, achievement, government, financial, establish, promote
     content words:    Human Services, President Carter

Secretary of Education
By Meg Leonard

1     The Department of Education was once a part of another department. It used to be with the Department of Health and Human Services. In 1979, President Carter signed an act to create a separate department for education. It combined offices from several federal agencies. The Department of Education is a cabinet level position. It is part of our executive branch. The head of the department is called the Secretary of Education. He or she gives the president advice on all matters dealing with education. Since its creation, there has been talk of getting rid of this department. Some feel that education should be left to local and state governments. For now, it remains a department in the federal government.
2     The Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement. It seeks to prepare students for good jobs some day. Students need to be ready to compete for jobs in a worldwide market. The department encourages educational excellence. It also promises to provide the best possible education to all students. .....
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