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Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.
Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.

A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him. The action was taken Sunday by the American Federation of Teachers, which is meeting in Los Angeles. It represents another marker in the long-running erosion of relations between organizations that represent instructors and the Democratic president they helped to elect twice. The union stopped short of calling for Duncan’s immediate departure — as had the National Education Assn., at its meeting in Denver earlier this month. But the lesser step was no indication of greater regard. Nate Goldbaum,...

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