One of the spotlight interviews at the Education Nation Summit this year was with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who recently announced that the federal government will offer states waivers (with conditions) to exempt them from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Law. (Read opinion pieces both for and against this plan.) Around the same time, President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act, which includes $30 billion to help modernize schools and save teachers' jobs.
The Learning Curve sat down with Duncan during the summit to ask him about these issues and how he plans on increasing teacher retention.
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