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Obama Picks NCLB Supporter to Be Education Secretary

December 15, 2008 1 min read

In picking Arne Duncan to be secretary of education, President-elect Barack Obama will have a fan of the No Child Left Behind Act running the U.S. Department of Education. Read about it on the Campaign K-12 blog.

Chicago “has been innovative in adapting NCLB’s school improvement framework to re-enforce our efforts,” the city schools CEO told the House education committee in 2006.

Earlier this year, he spoke favorably of the law to the House Education and Labor Committee. Here’s his written testimony, which is light on praise for NCLB. If you want to hear Duncan speak his mind during the Q&A with committee members, you can watch the video available on this site.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.

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