Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Department of Education Secretary (Obama)

“I believe that we should create new incentives to catalyze bold state and local innovation in support of student success and achievement. We should support leaders in the field to build on evidence, and evaluate those efforts so that educators and policies can learn about what works and stop doing what doesn’t work.” –U.S. Department of Education Secretary (Obama) Arne Duncan,remarks at event outlining his vision for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), January 12, 2015