Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that he intends to remain in the Obama cabinet if there is a second term. "I'm in it for the long haul," Duncan said. "I'm staying, unless the president gets sick of me."

Duncan is routinely praised by both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. He made the remarks after addressing a roomful of education officials and economists gathered for a program about K-12 education that was sponsored by the Hamilton Project, part of the Brookings Institution.