Arne Duncan's file:

Democrat from Illinois

Arne Duncan is the U.S. Secretary of Education. Prior to his appointment as secretary of education, Duncan was chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools.

Recent statements involving Arne Duncan

"There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips" because of sequestration.

"After one year, Tennessee’s students made their biggest single-year jump in achievement ever recorded in the state."

"One generation ago we led the world in college graduation. We're 16th today."

Says Texas schools have had "massive increases" in class sizes with Rick Perry as governor.

"In this country, we have a 25 percent dropout rate."

Recent stories featuring Arne Duncan

Mailbag: 'You’re a loser, aren't you?':

Our checks of claims about class sizes in Texas and Rick Perry’s hometown lacking a ZIP code drew many reader comments. We share a few.

Perry-O-Meter: Guv kept education funds promise:

With $830 million in federal education aid poised to flow into the state, the Perry-O-Meter tilted to Promise Kept on a pledge by the Texas governor to work with the U.S. Education Department to secure that money for schools.

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