Arne submitted to an interview with Scholastic Administrator just before getting picked for the EdSec spot (It's A Slam Dunk). In
the interview, Duncan generally comes across as hyper-earnest,
describes Obama's mad basketball skills, and -- tidbit! - lists his top
school reform wish. (Left out of the final version was
Duncan's description of how playing basketball on Chicago's South Side
toughened him up even more than his strangely-spelled name.)
Obama Picks a Moderate on Education Wall Street Journal -
The CEO of the Chicago public schools and the ultimate diplomat, Mr. Duncan rises to the rim at a moment when teachers unions are, for the first time, ...
Duncan wrong education choice Atlanta Journal Constitution
CEO of the Classroom, Arne Duncan Gapers Block
noted that Dodge Academy, where Obama announced his choice of Arne
Duncan, was one of the reformed schools that was closed for a year.
"When it reopened, few of the original kids were there," she said. "It
has 400 kids now. Only 12 of the original kids are there in its second
year of turnout."
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