June 13, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, what's at stake in this economy, and the opinion page looks at the crackdown in Syria. In the second hour, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions about public education, No Child Left Behind and improving schools amid widespread budget cuts.
March 14, 2011 President Obama's push for more state and local power in education reform could help him counter GOP charges that he's a big government liberal who believes that Washington knows best.
A hallway scene at Richmond High School in Richmond, Ind., on Nov. 29, 2010. There, struggling students are getting tutoring in a bid to have everyone graduate on time.
December 7, 2010 The results are "an absolute wake-up call for America," Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells the Associated Press. "We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.'
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