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I would define the objective of transformational diplomacy this way: To work with our many partners around the world to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people -- and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system…Transformational diplomacy is rooted in partnership, not paternalism -- in doing things with other people, not for them. We seek to use America’s diplomatic power to help foreign citizens to better their own lives, and to build their own nations, and to transform their own futures…Now, to advance transformational diplomacy all around the world, we in the State Department must rise to answer a new historic calling. We must begin to lay new diplomatic foundations to secure a future of freedom for all people. Like the great changes of the past, the new efforts we undertake today will not be completed tomorrow. Transforming the State Department is the work of a generation. But it is urgent work that cannot be deferred.
-- Secretary Rice, January 18, 2006

Here is additional information from President Bush's announcement concerning new language education initiatives in the United States.

Call for Proposals from the U.S. Department of State, Youth Programs Division for Summer Institute in Chinese and Arabic.  The announcement for the Summer Language Institute for American Youth has been published in the Federal Register. 

SENATE BILLS INTRODUCED: S. 1089 (Akaka, D-Hawaii), the "National Foreign Language Coordination Act of 2005", to establish the National Foreign Language Coordination Council to develop and implement a foreign language strategy (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions).  The Secretary of Education would be one of the members of the Council.

The President signed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (HR 2669 ENR), after an earlier veto threat to the House bill. Included in the bill are The TEACH Grants, representing $375 million of mandatory federal spending to prepare new teachers in colleges and universities. Because this is mandatory spending, funds will be available every year without going through the annual appropriations process. This is truly a landmark investment in teacher quality.

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