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Duncan: Common Standards Will Fuel Tech Innovation

Posted by guest blogger Sean Cavanagh:

Arne Duncan, speaking at an Aspen Institute forum today, speculated that the push toward common standards and tests will produce technological breakthroughs for K-12.

The education secretary spoke on a panel about education innovation with Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chairman, and Gene Sperling, who directs the White House's National Economic Council. Sperling also used the occasion to say that over the coming months, the administration is likely to argue before Congress, and the public, that budget-cutting needs to be undertaken strategically, and that education, which fuel long-term growth and innovation, need to be protected.

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