Here are the prepared remarks of U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, for a July 30 speech at the National Press Club on the future of the No Child Left Behind Act:

Good morning to all of you, and thank you for coming.

Over 40 years ago, President John F. Kennedy had a vision of sending a man to the moon and bringing him home again.

That vision fueled a massive investment by this nation in all levels of education--an investment that drove nearly four decades of discovery, innovation, and economic


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