Secretary Arne Duncan on teacher evaluations and saving jobs in a recession

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A little over a year ago, the Obama administration and Congress doled out $100 billion in education money via the stimulus package. However, that money is running out, and slowly school districts across the country are having to cut funding and lay off teachers.

Meanwhile the Obama administration is busy rolling out a huge education reform package. Secretary Arne Duncan talks to us about the tension between what these local school districts are dealing with during this recession and the goals that the Obama administration is laying out for them. Duncan says he worries about summer school disappearing, teachers being laid off and school days being cut and that there’s a lot of work to be done.

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