Duncan Says Good Ideas Come from Educators, Not Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting in Denver this morning, answering questions from the community about the federal role in Colorado's education reforms which are hailed as leading the way for the nation.

"The U.S. Department of Education has many times been part of the problem," Duncan said as he challenged the community to hold his department accountable for being a good partner.

"The real work, the hard work, the good ideas, are always going to come from you frankly, not come from me or anyone else in Washington," Duncan said. "Whatever we can do to help you lead the state where it needs to go, I think by doing that you guys collectively help lead the country where we need to go."

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