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Arne Duncan: Hurricane Katrina benefited New Orleans' education system

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's education reporter Nick Anderson:

Arne Duncan
Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans" because it forced the community to take steps to improve low-performing public schools, according to excerpts from the transcript of a television interview made public Friday afternoon.

Duncan's interview on "Washington Watch with Roland Martin" was scheduled to air Sunday and Monday on TV One.

The excerpts, e-mailed to reporters, quoted Duncan as giving an evaluation of the impact of the 2005 hurricane on the city's schools.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | January 29, 2010; 4:05 PM ET
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Uhh, so after Hurricane Katrina there were several hundred thousand fewer poor people in the city, and there kids went to school elsewhere.

The numbers must have soared!

Posted by: muawiyah | January 30, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

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