Our standard of living, job opportunities for our citizens, lifesaving cures and treatments for our loved ones, and a healthy environment for all depend on [education]. In my judgment, that kind of leadership will require a comprehensive and sustained effort from both our public and private sectors – including a robust investment in education.
"It was one of the best explanations of the financial crisis, providing an important perspective on how it happened and how to prevent it from happening again."
"Einstein had a fascinating scientific and creative brain. This biography explores the complex life and personality behind one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers."
"This was a candid and thorough tale of American innovation. Steve Jobs contributed to a sea change in technology that has impacted every aspect of our lives."
"One of my favorite books growing up, it examines racism in a small town in the 1930s through the eyes of a child, emphasizing the importance of tolerance and courage of conviction."
"Congressman John Lewis wrote this memoir of his days in the Civil Rights movement, from speaking at the March on Washington to leading the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and meeting horrific violence while marching in Selma, Alabama. I have visited Selma with John, and I am proud to serve with him."