Despite the objections of South Carolina's governor, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to send the state up to $700 million in education stimulus funds. "Let me be clear: We are going to take care of children in South Carolina," Duncan said Thursday. The stimulus funds will put "unprecedented resources out into schools and communities in a time of desperate need. ... We are on the verge of an education catastrophe in this country." U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said he also is working to make sure schools do not lose out on the federal funds.
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