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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 0:28:00 to 0:29:15
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Mazie Hirono

0:27:56 to 0:28:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: understated. and thanks to the hiley dedicated educate -- highly dedicated educators like brian grimm, their future never looks brighter. i congratulate him on his achievement. e speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the ms. hirono: i ask permission to add minute. the speaker pro tempore:

Mazie Hirono

0:28:00 to 0:29:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono

0:28:18 to 0:28:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: without objection, so ordered. ms. hiron education and labor committe is holding a hearing later this morning on teacher equity and ensuring that all children have access to effective teachers. the most important resource in every classroom is the caring, qualified and competent teacher. yet, highly efctive teachers tend to be more concentrated in affluent children in the highest poverty

Mazie Hirono

0:28:39 to 0:29:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: and highest minoritychools across the country are often taught by less experienced, less qualified teachers. these children are being shortchanged. closing this teacher quality gap is a critical step in closing the achievement gap for these students. we can do more here in congress to support the important work teachers do and to help teachers access the rofessional development and

Mazie Hirono

0:29:01 to 0:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: the support they need. we can do more to ensure that effective teachers are placed and encouraged to stay in the classrooms where they can -- where they are most need by building on the work of this congress. for example, we require states to provide assurance that they

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