Arne Duncan: The Apostle of Reform

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on why he favors school choice and believes kids should spend more time in class

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Arne Duncan, President Obama's Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 44, will have more money to spend than any other Education Secretary in U.S. history — and with that $100 billion comes the chance to reshape public education in America for decades. He recently sat down with TIME managing editor Richard Stengel.

Should students be going to school longer?
I think the school day is too short, the school week is too short and the school year is too short. And I worry particularly about poor children — children who don't have two parents at home, children who don't have a...

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