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As Duncan Enters, Hoekstra Prepares to Leave NCLB Debate

NCLB gained a friend on Monday when President-elect Barack Obama tapped Arne Duncan to be the next secretary of education.

Now it looks as if it will lose its leading foe after 2010. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., is planning to announce that he won't run for re-election, Alyson Klein reports over at Campaign K-12. In his final term, Hoekstra will have extra motivation to enact his conservative vision of giving states greater power over K-12 decisions. He plans to run for governor of Michigan and probably will want to exercise those new-found powers himself.

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