Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Death of Dr. Arlene Ackerman

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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Death of Dr. Arlene Ackerman

February 3, 2013

America's educators have lost a leader, and I have lost a friend and mentor. Whether in Philadelphia, San Francisco, or Washington, Arlene Ackerman cared deeply about America's urban schools and students. As a young superintendent in Chicago, I looked up to Arlene and learned a lot from her tenacity, courage and commitment to children.