Education Secretary Duncan Takes Tough Questions on Plans for Flexibility on NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

The Secretary of Education says the time has come to fix No Child Left Behind by any means necessary. In this segment he outlines a plan to waive elements of the regulations. Joined by two staff members, Secretary Duncan outlines which elements of NCLB may be negotiable and which will not. Finally, the staff answers tough questions from education reporters from around the nation.

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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. Prior to his appointment as secretary of education, Duncan served as the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools.
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