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Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the Death of Chicago School Board President Michael Scott

Sandra Abrevaya, press secretary, (202) 401-1576 ,

I am shocked and saddened by the sudden death of my friend and colleague Michael Scott. Michael cared passionately about public education and made many courageous decisions as president of the Board. He gave his time, energy and talents to improving the life chances of children. Chicago has lost a great leader, and the city’s school children have lost a devoted champion. I extend my deepest condolences to his wife and family.