Secretary Duncan recently sat down to answer a couple of questions received on his Facebook page.
He responds to a question about what ED is doing to provide real advice in these tough economic times. The Secretary states that “given the very tough fiscal reality, there are smart ways to cut and, frankly, dumb ways to cut. First and foremost, we have to do everything we can to protect the classroom, to keep cuts away from students, away from classrooms, away from teachers.” Duncan also says that it’s important to not cut key investments that are making a difference in the lives of students.
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The Secretary also answered a question about what ED is doing to support existing teachers. He noted that through the Recovery Act, the Obama administration has saved hundreds of thousands of teacher jobs over the past two years. He also explains that one of ED’s top priorities is to continue elevating and strengthening the teaching profession.
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