Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that mayors should take control of big-city school districts where academic performance is suffering.

"Speaking at a forum with mayors and superintendents, Duncan promised to help more mayors take over.

"At the end of my tenure, if only seven mayors are in control, I think I will have failed," Duncan said.

He offered to do whatever he can to make the case. "I'll come to your cities," Duncan said. "I'll meet with your editorial boards. I'll talk with your business communities. I will be there."