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Duncan and the Problem States: ‘Stay Tuned’

By Michele McNeil — March 26, 2009 1 min read

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a wide-ranging interview with EdWeek reporters and editors on Tuesday, said his office is working on a way to get stimulus money to states where the governors don’t want it. (Think Alaska and South Carolina.)

Basically, he told us he’d find people in those states who do “care” about kids’ education, and find a way to work with them. “We are absolutely working with folks in those states who care passionately about their children’s education.”

And, he added, “We are looking to be creative and work with people who have a vision.”

So, what will the Department do?

“Stay tuned,” he said, without elaborating.

Watch the exchange here:

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