I appreciate the invitation of the Harvard Educational Review to come here to discuss the evolving federal role in education and relate it to our New Federalism theme. Since this is a Sunday afternoon I would like to begin by talking a little bit about Moses. As you know, Moses was summoned to the top of Mount Sinai, and there the Lord appeared to him in the form of a fiery cloud. And to the accompaniment of thunder and lightning, God presented him with the Ten Commandments. I want to be a little bit like that this afternoon.
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