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Obama Secretary of Education

Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Track Record: Lofty Goals, Mixed Results

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp and John Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In his seven years as CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan has taken on a host of urban education policy challenges to varying degrees of succes...

Whom Will He Choose?

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

With government as the investor of last resort, Obama has broad support to implement major changes in the educational, health care, and energy systems using federal money.

A Secretary Who Matters

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.

Uncertainty Over Obama Education Adviser

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Russo

In education circles, there's no hotter topic than who is going to be the next Secretary of Education--and if it's going to be Linda Darling-Hammond.