US Dept. of Ed’s southwest back to school bus tour

U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, and senior Department officials will visit states throughout the Southwest for “Strong Start, Bright Future,” the Department’s annual back-to-school bus tour from Monday, Sept. 9, to Friday, Sept. 13. The tour will kick off in New Mexico before heading to Texas, Arizona, and California.

duncanThe tour will begin on Monday, Sept. 9, in Santa Fe, N.M., followed by stops in Albuquerque and Socorro.

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, Secretary Duncan will hold events in El Paso, Texas and Columbus, N.M.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Secretary will hold events in Tucson and Tempe, Ariz. On Thursday, Sept. 12, Secretary Duncan will travel to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Yuma, Ariz., for events. On Friday, Sept. 13, Secretary Duncan will conclude the tour in Chula Vista, Calif., located outside of San Diego.

This is the fourth annual back-to-school bus tour for Secretary Duncan. Last year, the Secretary visited cities across the country. In 2011, the tour covered portions of the Midwest. And in 2010, the back-to-school bus tour included the Delta region in the South and the Northeast.



  1. Attend the Tucson location and protest the validity of sending ANY tax dollars to TUSD. It is a failure.

  2. “The tour will kick off in New Mexico before heading to Texas, Arizona, and California.”

    Yep, TUSD needs a good, hard look – and the Dept of Ed needs to review whatever “education” it is that Gov Brown is pushing in California as well.

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