Detroit education reforms may draw federal support

05/13/2009 | Google

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is promising federal support for the struggling Detroit school system if leaders implement needed reforms; he urges officials to learn from cities such as Chicago that have improved through education reform. "I think Detroit is ground zero" for U.S. school reforms, Duncan said. "Detroit is New Orleans two years ago without Hurricane Katrina, and I feel a tremendous sense of both urgency and outrage."

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