Good evening, everyone. Thank you, Doug, for the warm welcome, and for all your hard work and leadership at ACTE. I also want to recognize our UFT colleagues in the room, for your tireless efforts on behalf of students.
I'm pleased to be back at the FSA conference. And I'm excited to speak to you today for two reasons.
First, I want to celebrate the critically important but too often unrecognized work that financial aid officers do every day throughout our country.
Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, and thank you, Governor Wise, for your comments and for joining the release of the 2012 PISA results today.
In a number of important respects, the United States has made educational progress since the 2009 PISA.