Secretary Arne Duncan Appears on Colbert Report

Secretary Arne Duncan was interviewed by Stephen Colbert for The Colbert Report

Last night Secretary Arne Duncan was interviewed on The Colbert Report. Before the show, Duncan and Stephen Colbert played a game of horse outside the studio. Highlights include bank shots off a wall, an apparent foul by the Secretary, and an outside shot Colbert sank from the studio steps.

In the interview, Colbert asked Duncan about the education goals of the Obama Administration. “It’s about having high expectations for every child,” Duncan explained. “It’s about challenging everyone to take responsibility—personal responsibility—students, parents, teachers, principals.”

When asked about No Child Left Behind, Duncan said:

“No Child Left Behind did a pretty good job articulating the problem. I’m much more focused on the solutions. How do we make sure that every child has a great teacher? How do we get our best teachers working in historically underserved communities—rural, inner city. How do we raise expectations for everyone? At the end of the day, how do we make sure that every high school graduate is college ready and career ready? That’s what this is about. It’s about raising the bar for the country.”

Watch highlights of the basketball game and the interview.

ED Staff

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