12/18/2008

Arne Duncan, President-elect Barack Obama's pick for Department of Education secretary, believes in testing and accountability, saying he favors the concept of No Child Left Behind, but would like to study data surrounding the controversial law. While Duncan's selection signals a continued focus on standardized testing, he is committed to reform and innovative ideas that some say have led to improvements in Chicago Public Schools, which Duncan led before being tapped by Obama.

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