Stimulus package gives power to secretary of education

Feb. 19, 2009
Arne Duncan has control over billions of dollars

The $100 billion in emergency aid for public schools and colleges in the economic stimulus bill could transform Arne Duncan into an exceptional figure in the history of federal education policy: a secretary of education loaded with money and the power to spend large chunks of it as he sees fit.To read The New York Times article, click here. UPDATE: The U.S. Department of Education has more detailed information on where education-related stimulus funds are being allocated. Read more here.

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