Arne Duncan, President-Elect Obama's pick for Secretary of Education, will soon be facing confirmation hearings. Duncan was the head of Chicago public schools for seven years and in that time he was largely praised for steering America's third-largest school system through a difficult period in American education. Those that expect Duncan to be a transformative figure, however, should refrain from becoming overly excited. When asked if he plans to continue President Bush's landmark No Child Left Behind plan, Duncan would only say, "I agree with the president-elect that we should neither bury NCLB nor praise it without reservation."
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