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Arne Duncan
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Politician
    (November 6, 1964- )
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    United States Secretary of Education for the Obama administration (January 21, 2009)
    He referred to education as a 'civil rights issue.'
    He is a market-based education reformer who wasn't wildly popular with teacher's unions.
    A Democrat, he went against many in his party by supporting education privatization, charter schools and vouchers.
    He put his foot in his mouth when he said Hurricane Katrina was the best thing that happened to the educational system in New Orleans.
    He said of education standards: 'the idea of 50 states doing their own thing doesn't make sense,' thus drawing the ire of conservatives.
    Conservatives were also unhappy that his Department of Education received federal stimulus money.
    He graduated Harvard with a sociology degree.
    He received numerous awards for his work as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
    As CEO, he helped raise student graduation rates and test scores.
    He hoped to fix some of the failures of George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind.
    He advocated for better educational opportunities for non-white students.
    He played professional basketball in Australia for several years.

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    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 123 Votes: 52.85% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 349 Votes: 53.01% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 654 Votes: 63.91% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 48 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 182 Votes: 56.04% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 4323 Votes: 77.52% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1370 Votes: 65.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 734 Votes: 69.07% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 178 Votes: 67.98% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 598 Votes: 63.38% Annoying
 
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