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Naming a child policy czar

Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s term, 14 successive U.S. presidents have appointed so-called policy “czars” as high-level officials who oversee particular policy arenas. Generally these czars’ appointments do not require Senate approval. The number of these mission-specific officials has increased under recent presidents:  Bill Clinton appointed eight, George W. Bush appointed 33, and the Obama administration [...]

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  Arne Duncan on American education: ‘We have a crisis on multiple levels’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks to Jon Meacham about the Obama administration’s push to revise No Child Left Behind, and how the U.S. can regain lost ground in educational excellence.

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