Statement From U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on School Visit to Celebrate National Reading Month
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan celebrated National Reading Month by reading to students at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland. They read Oh The Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss.
Secretary DeVos said:
"It was a pleasure to continue the celebration of National Reading Month today with the students of Carderock Springs. Reading opens kids' minds and expands their world. Literacy is the foundation of learning, and it's the starting point on the pathway to the American dream. We must make sure every child in this country not only learns to read but continues to enjoy the benefits of a lifetime of reading and learning.
"I want to thank the teachers and staff of Carderock Springs for their warm welcome and all that they do on behalf of their students every day.
"I thank Gov. Hogan for the opportunity to visit such an impressive school in his state, and I appreciate his strong leadership in fighting for all of Maryland's children. He knows that when we empower parents, students benefit. Under my leadership, the U.S. Department of Education will continue to look to give state leaders more freedom and flexibility to deliver a world-class education to every student. I look forward to continuing to work with Gov. Hogan and governors across the country to help improve outcomes for every child."
Gov. Hogan said:
"Our administration's top priority has been and will continue to be education. I would like to thank Secretary DeVos for joining Maryland in celebrating National Reading Month and look forward to working together to ensure that Maryland families have access to the high-quality education our students want and deserve."