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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/05/2009

Duncan Touts Weingarten and Rhee

Education Secretary Arne Duncan showed the love to the strong-willed leaders on both sides in D.C's teacher contract dispute yesterday. During a visit with Post editors and reporters, he praised AFT President Randi Weingarten for her recent op-ed endorsement of national standards, which he endorses. He also touted D.C. School Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee as the right person to lead the District's system out of what he called its "disastrous" state.

"I think you've got people who are passionate," Duncan said. "I have tremendous respect for Michelle. Randi, I have tremendous respect for, and I have every confidence they are going to work it out....I've got a lot of confidence that the right thing is going to happen for kids."

Read the full report on Duncan's visit to The Washington Post here.

Bill Turque

By Marcia Davis  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/05/2009

Categories:  Education

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