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EDSEC: Mainstream Duncan Reaction Stories

Obama's Pick for Education Chief Brings Reputation for Reform PBS
Analysts examine the challenges facing U.S. schools and how Duncan's efforts to turn around troubled Chicago schools will translate to the Cabinet post.

Screenhunter_11_dec_16_2358Education pick noted for 'hands-on' approach USA Today
"When you're working for a mayor named Daley, and the governor's mansion and Statehouse are all controlled by Democrats," [Russo] said, "you don't have to do that much negotiating with independent or autonomous stakeholders."

Education Nominee Appeals to Reformers, Unions Washington Post
In seven years as chief executive of the Chicago school system, Arne Duncan earned a reputation as a leader who pushed for strong measures to improve schools but also reached out to the teachers union and the community.

Chicago Schools Chief Is Obama Education Pick NPR
President-elect Barack Obama has named Arne Duncan of Chicago as his secretary of Education, drafting a fellow Chicagoan who has been associated with innovations in that city's troubled schools. Obama said Duncan was a "hands-on" practitioner of school reform.

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