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.
Last week, Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, picked just the right words to make an increasingly hot controversy even hotter.
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.
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President Barack Obama said the future of the U.S. economy depends on investing in education to produce “highly skilled” workers, and defended teachers by imploring the nation to honor them.
No Child Left Behind, the package of federal education reforms approved in 2001 is now in dire need of reform itself. On June 10, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, said he might take things into his own hands if Congress doesn’t act.
"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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