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Well probably funded education got a hundred -- -- today things.
As planned -- -- -- that you know two new education secretary Arne Duncan joins us right now from the White House secretary good to have you.
It is great to have -- on you a lot more at your disposal secretary what you gonna do it.
It's an extraordinary opportunity at a couple things first and foremost we have to -- to protect jobs a recent study came out.
We talked about as many as 600000.
Teaching jobs being lost around the country that would be an educational catastrophe about to disaster.
We have a real opportunity to make sure that class size doesn't go from 25 to forty -- -- make sure teachers keep teaching and students keep learning.
Affect only wanna push a very strong reform agenda that we need to continue to improve.
The status quo frankly isn't good enough.
It is a huge opportunity with a race the top on to do that.
In third this 32 billion dollars to increase access and affordability for college and timing going to college has never been so important.
-- fortunes have been more expensive -- of this piece of legislation I think it's a -- -- landmark historic opportunity.
To really dramatically change the lives of our children and our -- Hello -- senator I hope you're right but you had a great reputation back and Illinois and making sure the teachers were up to snuff.
And actually measuring that performance and now you've got all of this money your disposal.
To -- that on a national scale and I wonder if you're gonna be pulled on either end.
By teachers unions of the likened to say we like this presences in just -- second.
Yeah all of my job is very simple my job description one lives to fight for children and we're gonna put in place a very I'm very high set of standards that are in -- events marked.
We're gonna put in place great assessments behind that.
Who have put in place data systems to really know what it.
They aren't well what are they aren't meeting the benchmark secretary what -- some teachers just stake.
Well I think didn't we have to do the right thing by children I think the vast majority of teachers go way above and beyond the call that every day we to help them grow and improve what do you do -- -- does that.
That if they don't they need to find another profession.
How do you do that -- -- message.
I do that again folks around the country are doing it and the goal is to do the right thing by children were in the distance as you know we're talent matters tremendously.
There's nothing more important we can do.
They gave great teachers great principals into every classroom every school -- support them to do this extraordinarily difficult and important work.
Senator -- -- have you here you're very pragmatic individual the president derivatives -- being pragmatic I just had a guest on about.
This bipartisan approach administration's thinking but you get mixed messages.
And I'm wondering if if your friend the president.
And maybe -- by extension feel the olive branch you -- Republicans was worth it.
And you -- bipartisanship.
It doesn't seem to work or get you any Republican votes.
So that -- Is it I don't I don't feel that way at all children in all fifty of our states are hurting this isn't a national time of crisis at the time of economic crisis.
It's time educational process crisis.
Everybody agrees we have to do something better part -- and we have to do it now I feel a real sense of urgency.
Our children get one chance -- great they're great quality education.
We can't afford to wait and we all have to work together to improve absolutely as fast as we can't we have to educate our way to -- better economy that's the only way we're gonna get their long term.
Army units still stick but having your -- going Arnie.
That's my name enough obstacles and -- it but it was great great happy thank you very much.
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