Education Sec. Arne Duncan on education reform

The World

We’re ‘Getting Schooled’ this week on the future of education, pre-K through 12, in America. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins us to discuss the reforms circulating in Washington right now.

Just yesterday the U.S. Department of Education announced the two states that will get the first phase of funding from the new education program, Race to the Top. The program awards federal funding to schools that have innovative plans for improving education. The various reforms being considered all come in the context of No Child Left Behind, the controversial, testing-heavy education reform begun by President George W. Bush.

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