Education Secretary Questions School Referendum Sustainability

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about a law which could help save educators' jobs and about the future of school referendums in a down economy.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Photo: courtesy U.S. Department of Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says a series of referendums plugging gaps in school budgets may not be sustainable over time, but admits school districts must find ways to fund both classroom and extracurricular activity.

WFIU News Director Stan Jastrzebski spoke with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan about a law making its way through Congress which could help save educators’ jobs, as well as about the future of school funding referendums in a down economy.  Hear the full interview by clicking the play button above.

Stan Jastrzebski

WFIU/WTIU News Senior Editor Stan Jastrzebski spent time as a reporter with WGN Radio in Chicago and as an editor at Network Indiana, an Indianapolis news service. Stan is the winner of awards from the Associated Press, the RTDNA, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He hosts WFIU's Ask the Mayor and anchors WTIU's InFocus.

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