Saturday, December 20, 2008

Duncan Named Education Secretary

President-elect Obama has nominated Arne Duncan to be his Secretary of Education. As the current chief of the Chicago Public Schools, Duncan is known as a reformer, yet he gets along well with teacher unions. Here are some news accounts:

and an editorial,CST-EDT-edit16d.article

As readers of this blog know, I am a bit concerned that we know very little regarding the President-elect's positions on special education. We know that he favors full funding of special education and increased early childhood intervention, but after that we are not sure. I was encouraged to hear Mr. Duncan in his speech link education to the economy and poverty. Here is the link to the Obama official press release.

Secretary-designate Duncan has a tough job ahead of him. I wish him luck.

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