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107 STAT. 2582 PROCLAMATION 6510—NOV. 23, 1992 / have expanded parental choice in education, and this year's report of the National Education Goals Panel shows that we have begun to increase the high school completion rate while, at the same time, significantly reducing drug use in and around our schools. These developments are encoiu:aging, and they are powerful testimony to the principles that guide our.^jnerica 2000 strategy: greater parental choice and involvement in education; increased flexibility for teachers; high standards of student performance, verified by testing; competition and accountability in schools; and, of coiu^e, sustained cooperation among all Americans. However, even as we take justifiable pride in our progress, we know there is still much work to be done. In a world that demands excellence in science, technology, and commerce, America's economic competitiveness will remain at risk as long as our students are not among the best in the world. We must continue to reach out to the nearly 2,000 students who drop out of school each day, abandoning their best hope for a bright futiu:e, and we must continue to expand educational opportunities for the estimated 26 million Americans who are functionally illiterate. Toward these ends, concerned Americans in education, business, private voluntary organizations, and the media are joining together in observance of National Education First Week. This week we renew our commitment to achieving excellence in education—school by school, community by community. Millions of parents, educators, business owners, and volunteers are participating in this effort in support of our America 2000 strategy, and I salute them. In recognition of the importance of learning to each American and to our Nation, the Congress, by House Joint Resolution 543, has designated the week of November 30 through December 6, 1992, as "National Education First Week" and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of that week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of November 30 through December 6, 1992, as National Education First Week. I urge all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventeenth. ' ' ' GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 6510 of November 23, 1992 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation 1. Pursuant to section 504(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, Public Law 93-618, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2464(a)(1)) ("Trade Act"), the President may withdraw, suspend, or limit the application of duty-free treatment