U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Dec 10, 2009

Before becoming the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan served for seven years as the CEO of Chicago Public Schools. Duncan has said that education is "the most pressing issue facing America" and that the quality of the country's education system will determine the long-term health of the economy. Among Duncan's efforts, the $4 billion Race to the Top program will offer competitive grants to states that agree to a choice of school improvement initiatives. Additionally, a stimulus-funded $3.5 billion program will focus on turning around the nation's worst performing schools. Larry talks with Duncan about his vision for American education.

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