Although President Barack Obama is on the ropes, with even some Democratic allies describing him as weak and passive, this week he showed boldness and imagination in one vital area: education.
President Barack Obama ’s administration said it would offer states relief from the nation’s main public-education law if Congress fails to enact changes by the start of the school year.
Last week, Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, picked just the right words to make an increasingly hot controversy even hotter.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s school system “has really struggled” under Governor Rick Perry, a Republican candidate for president, and the state’s substandard schools do a disservice to children.
"The message here is clear: Let all children who live in your district enroll in your public schools."
- Arne Duncan on May 08, 2014
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