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Kline Statement on Education Secretary Duncan

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement after Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his plan to step down in December:

Secretary Duncan has been a dedicated public servant for nearly 15 years, including more than six years leading the Department of Education. It goes without saying that we have had our disagreements, but I have never doubted his commitment to America’s students. He has traveled the country urging states and schools to raise the bar on student achievement, and while some of his decisions have been controversial, he has challenged us to make education reform a national priority. Arne is to be commended for his service to our country, and I wish him, his wife Karen, and his family all the best in the years ahead.

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