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A teacher’s unusual evaluation of Arne Duncan — through the prism of Harvard basketball

Gary Rubinstein is a math teacher at Stuyvesant High School in New York. He was a Teach For America corps member  early in the organization’s existence but has become a serious critic of the organization as well as of the policies implemented over the last seven years under Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Here is an […]

Second Chances Vital to Criminal Justice Reform

Just days before my visit to Goucher College's Prison Education Partnership at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I had the honor of chairing my first meeting of the Federal...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Could Expand Pell Grant Eligibility to Prisoners

Education Secretary Arne Duncan hinted recently that administration is “developing experimental sites” that would make Pell Grants available to prisoners

Maps: All But 8 States Have NCLB Waivers Now

In a piece titled Why No Child Left Behind must be fixed, in one map, the Washington Examiner (I know) notes that the waiver system we're operating under currently (thanks, Arne Duncan) has more strings than NCLB or its likely successor.

States, U.S. must boost graduation rates, Duncan says in slamming college costs

The nation's colleges are too costly and students frequently are not getting their money's worth, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday, emphasizing that states and the federal government must do more to ensure that students complete their degrees.

Predatory Lender Or 'Premier' Chain Of Career Colleges?

By Kyle McCarthy Recently, Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Under Secretary Ted Mitchell held a conference call discussing the Department's plans for debt relief for Corinthian College students as well as to discuss holding...Show More Summary

64 Congressional Democrats Ask Dept. of Education to Protect LGBT Students

Members of Congress want the U.S. Department of Education's Secretary Arne Duncan to help stop LGBT bullying and discrimination in schools. read more

Arne Duncan: Education Reform For Thee, But Not For Me

I’ve noted before how the Chicago-based school reformers that are a key component of the Obama Administration send their kids, not to schools full of reformy goodness, but to schools that have policies which are the exact opposite of said … Continue reading ?

Education policy remains one of the few areas of unsettled debate within the Democratic Party."

"President Obama’s education agenda has often infuriated the teachers’ unions, and last year, the head of the National Education Association, another union representing teachers, called for the secretary of education, Arne Duncan, to be fired. Show More Summary

Washington Post writes the most embarrassing, awful profile of Arne Duncan ever, completely misses the point

Arne Duncan has been a monumental flop as education secretary. Why is the Washington Post drinking his Kool-Aid?

Thompson: What Explains the Remaining Support For NCLB Testing?

The Washington Post's Lyndsey Layton, in Even As Congress Moves to Strip His Power, Arne Duncan Holds His Ground, begins her portrait of the last days of Arne Duncan with an anecdote documenting the sincerity with which he approached his job as US Secretary of Education. Show More Summary

Education Secretary Duncan’s children to go to Chicago private school he attended

Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew up in Chicago and attended the private, prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The pre-K-12 Lab Schools are progressive institutions that, according to its Web site, “ignite and nurture...Show More Summary

Quotes: Duncan Policies = "Minimum Improvement... Considerable Harm"

The record will show these policies brought about minimum improvement. They also did considerable harm. -- Jack Jennings in Washington Post profile of Arne Duncan (Even as Congress moves to strip his power, Arne Duncan holds his gro...

Diane Ravitch’s devastating Arne Duncan critique: The education secretary earned his F

It will take years to recover from the damage that Arne Duncan's policies have inflicted on public education

Arne Duncan's Legacy

Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post has written a sympathetic article about Arne Duncan and the waning of his powers as Secretary of Education. He is a nice guy. He is a close friend of the president. He cares about individual children that he met along the way. Show More Summary

No Child revision barely passes House, goes next to Senate

Soon after the vote, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the bill fails to help struggling schools and the children they teach. [...] the leader of the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the Kline measure delivers much-needed...Show More Summary

As Congress moves to strip his power, Duncan is staying until the final buzzer

Christina Waters’s cellphone rang, and she looked down to see the number was blocked. She knew immediately it was U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, just calling to check in.It has been that way since Waters attended a 2009 church picnic in Chicago and came away with a bullet lodged in her head from stray gunfire. Show More Summary

Arne Duncan pushes for ‘parent engagement’ — and gets some angry feedback

Education Secretary Arne Duncan seems to have a new favorite subject for the moment: parents and their engagement. Seven years into his secretaryship, he recently released what the Education Department labeled “a set of rights to help parents seek high-quality education for their children.” His July Twitter chat was all about parental engagement, but it […]

Arne Duncan 'Thrilled' To Close Corinthian Colleges, Not So Ready To Help Its Former Students

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The Department of Education was “thrilled” to shut down the for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges Inc., Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared Wednesday -- a claim that stands in sharp contrast with his department's frantic effortsShow More Summary

Education Secretary Arne Duncan: These Are The Things Parents Should Demand From Schools

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Certain educational rights should be universal, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday. While speaking at the 2015 National Parent Teacher Association Convention and Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina, Duncan detailed a handful of rights he said all parents should be able to demand from their children's schools. Show More Summary

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