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Arne Duncan = Ally
Barack Obama selects Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education, so what does this mean for the gays?
DAILY Qmmunity  December 17, 2008, by Andy Campbell
"...Today President-Elect Barack Obama tapped Arne Duncan to be his Secretary of Education. Duncan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools, and a full-on supporter of the expansion of Chicago's Social Justice High School to include a Pride Campus, to serve LGBTQA students...."

The Secretary and the Reading Rainbow
SXSWedu puts Arne Duncan and LeVar Burton top of the class
DAILY SXSW  January 11, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Last year's inaugural SXSWedu conference was a low-key, mostly in-state affair. Looks like SXSWedu 2012 is swinging for the bleachers, with the announcement that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins child literacy icon LeVar Burton on this year's list of keynote speakers...."

Education: 'It's Time To Be Innovative'
Something everyone can agree on: digital classrooms
News Story  March 16, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...While U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continued his criticism of No Child Left Behind, Marjorie Scardino, CEO of publishing giant Pearson, has used that law to become a dominating force in education publishing and in testing policy..."

Civics 101
News Column  March 9, 2012
"...ARNE DUNCAN TOWN HALL MEETING ACC hosts U.S. Secretary of Education (and SXSWedu keynote speaker) Arne Duncan in this town hall meeting on national higher education issues..."

SXSWedu Spreads Its Wings
Time to hit the books on broader education topics
News Story  March 2, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Reed referred to some of the speakers, such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, KIPP Academy founder Mike Feinberg, and Teach for America Chief Knowledge Officer Steven Farr, as "rock stars." Yet many of those same figures are deeply controversial with some public school advocates..."

Civics 101
News Story  March 2, 2012
"...ARNE DUNCAN TOWN HALL MEETING ACC hosts U.S. Secretary of Education (and SXSWedu keynote speaker) Arne Duncan in this town hall meeting on national higher education issues..."

News AggreGAYte for the Week of Oct. 4-10
This week sees the necessary launch of the anti-bullying movement
DAILY Qmmunity  October 4, 2010, by Rob Cohen
"...An unlikely ally, The Governator, has signed a bill giving LGBT minors access to mental health treatment, and the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center has received a sizable grant for its work with homeless youth. Finally, Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education has released a statement about the recent events...."

News Roundup: Loose Cannons and Contraception
Planned Parenthood debate rages on; gun violence takes more lives
DAILY News  October 5, 2015, by the News Staff
" new acting U.S. Secretary of Education, replacing Arne Duncan...."

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters
Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters
News Story  July 23, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Ken Zarifis, president of school union Education Austin, applauded Ratliff for calling attention to the constant efforts by public figures like U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to tout charters over public schools..."

After Carstarphen, What Then?
Austin ISD enters a new era, searching for a road map
News Story  April 18, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...She even got a nod from U.S. Sec­re­tary of Education Arne Duncan, who said in a statement that her "record as a superintendent speaks for itself..."

Democracy Incorporated
Writer Ed Burns on education, totalitarianism, and the possibility of community
News Story  July 30, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...AC: I'm wondering about your opinion of Arne Duncan, who Obama brought on as secretary of education. He was pretty controversial back in Chicago for propagating stuff like pay-for-performance, shutting down low-performing schools, and possibly paving the way for charter schools..."

Children's Zone: Can Harlem Come to Austin?
Travis County groups are competing to become part of a grand experiment
News Story  January 29, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Instead, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has said it takes the "core concepts of the Harlem Children's Zone" and creates localized solutions to specific local problems...."

Public Education Back Under Fire
Republicans set anti-school agenda at national and state level
DAILY News  November 10, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...The difference between education and healthcare is that the GOP will face Obama's pushback when trying to demolish the Affordable Care Act. But the president has been one of the loudest advocates for the "reform" movement, installing charter advocates like Education Secretary Arne Duncan to help speed up its implementation...."

SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage
Leading testing critic joins Teach for America, NCLB architects
DAILY News  November 20, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Her name has been on top of every high stakes testing and "education reform" opponents wishlist for SXSW since day one. The conference was picketed by educators in 2012 for having pro-testing figureheads like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Marjorie Scardino, CEO of education publishing behemoth Pearson, with only the presence of reading advocate Levar Burton to present the teachers' side of things..."

Enforcing the 'Double Standard'
Major college sports insanity is entrenched at UT-Austin
News Story  September 27, 2013, by Tom Palaima
"...Powers loves sports – and that is a real problem. I have never understood how he can be so impervious to problems with NCAA athletics identified by national leaders like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan or NCAA chief Mark Emmert..."

TPPF, Jim DeMint, Milton Friedman, and Me
Lunch and school choice with unholy free market triumvirate
DAILY News  March 31, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Compare that to Romero's group, which is run by a mix of hedge fund managers, and has the backing of a Democratic heavy hitters like New Jersey's Corey Booker. She tried to present herself as a radical, but undercut that idea by noting that the biggest backers and enablers of education reform are President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan...."

The Life and Death of Schools
Educational warrior Diane Ravitch takes on the "school reform" movement
News Story  September 28, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Ravitch said, "If you go to the very best elite private schools, nobody uses these tests. And yet, many of the people who are graduates of those very same elite schools – whether it's Arne Duncan attending the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, or Bill Gates from the Lakeside Academy – they want to impose on the nation what was never imposed on them."..."

News Story  March 9, 2012
"...Public school advocates are expecting spirited discussions with keynote speakers U.S. Secre­tary of Education Arne Duncan and Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino, both controversial for their advocacy of high-stakes testing...."

Drop in the Bucket: Disputed Fed Ed Funding Comes to Texas
Disputed fed ed funding comes to Texas
News Story  April 22, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...If approved by federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the cash will only fill a fraction of the hole in Texas' education funding. The draft House budget drops school funding by $10 billion over the 2012-13 biennium; the Senate proposes a somewhat less devastating $4 billion cut..."

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
News Story  August 6, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...In total, 941 projects lodged letters of intent with the Department of Education, and even though only 339 actually submitted full proposals, that still gives each of Austin's proposals only a one in 17 chance of being selected. Moreover, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has given priority to eligible projects from either rural or tribal communities...."

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