Deputy Secretary Pick Brings Business Background
Management experience seen as crucial to duties at Education Department
In naming Tony Miller to fill the No. 2 slot at the U.S. Department of Education, President Barack Obama has turned to a manager with extensive business experience as the department tackles the challenge of overseeing some $100 billion in economic-stimulus aid to education.
Mr. Miller, whose nomination as deputy secretary of education was announced April 29, has been at the department since the beginning of the new administration, serving as an informal adviser to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
In that capacity, he has been a central player in overseeing new education money allocated to the department under the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that President Obama signed...
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