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Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s legacy as Chicago schools chief questioned
12/29/09 | The Washington Post

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The Big Stick
Winter 2003 | Education Next

A front-page story in the Washington Post evaluates what Arne Duncan accomplished in Chicago before he became Secretary of Education. “The Big Stick,” an article by Kenneth Wong that appeared in Ed Next in 2003 described school reform efforts in Chicago in the pre-Duncan era.

More on Chicago in the same issue:

In “Political Educator,” Alexander Russo described then-Superintendent Paul Vallas’s tenure in Chicago.

And in “High Stakes in Chicago,” Brian Jacob investigated rising test scores in Chicago in the Vallas era.

Last updated December 29, 2009