Legacy 101: the Arne Duncan Era

By Robin Ye About a month ago, Arne Duncan announced he's stepping down in December. The outgoing Secretary of Education served 6.5+ years, making him the longest tenured education secretary, and second-longest in Obama's cabinet, only outdone by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Duncan has also been considered the most powerful Secretary of Education in the department's history. Meet his successor, John … Continue reading Legacy 101: the Arne Duncan Era

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Lotsa Links: Oregon moves forward, Oklahoma goes backward, and what else is new?

In Oregon, Kate Brown becomes the first bisexual governor in the U.S. and the second woman governor of Oregon, following the resignation of Kitzhaber. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, a House legislative committee overwhelmingly votes (right down the party lines) to eliminate funding for AP US History classes, because by acknowledging some of the issues in America's … Continue reading Lotsa Links: Oregon moves forward, Oklahoma goes backward, and what else is new?