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Arne Duncan: Hurricane Katrina Was The 'Best Thing' For New Orleans Schools

First Posted: 03/31/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

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ABC News:

ABC News' Mary Bruce Reports: Education Secretary Arne Duncan said today that Hurricane Katrina was "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans" because it gave the city a chance to rebuild and improve its failing public schools.

In an interview to air this weekend on "Washington Watch with Roland Martin" Duncan said "that education system was a disaster. And it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that we have to do better. And the progress that it made in four years since the hurricane, is unbelievable."

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