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The most powerful U.S. education secretary ever?



arne_duncan.From POLITICOArne Duncan grabbed headlines from the moment he arrived in Washington as President Barack Obama’s basketball-playing friend in the Cabinet. Nearly three years later, Washington insiders are paying attention for a different reason: During Duncan’s time as secretary of education, they say, he has amassed more power than any of his predecessors and tightened the federal government’s grasp on schools nationwide. (Image from

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