Arne Duncan Pledges To Stay Out Of Decisions Involving Chicago Schools

06/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who was head of Chicago's public schools, promises not to participate in any matter "in which Chicago Public Schools is a party or represents a party," and Tammy Duckworth, assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs, is barred from making decisions about the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, of which she was formerly director.

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