Education Budget Cuts: Teachers or Students, Who Will Feel The Most Pain?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

A state education funding crisis is looming. How will it impact students and teachers? How will states juggle available funds? In this segment Education Secretary Arne Duncan outlines opportunities for flexible use of federal education dollars and weighs in on teacher layoffs, program cuts and essential priorities.

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May 8, 2009
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Arne Duncan was nominated to be secretary of education by President-elect Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2009. Duncan called education the most pressing issue facing America, adding that preparing young people for success in life is not just a moral obligation of society but also an economic imperative. Prior to his appointment as secretary of education, Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools.
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