Posts Tagged ‘Arne Duncan’

Will This Be On The Test?

February 28, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got a passing grade during the 2012 Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last Friday with this behind-the-back pass (video above). The Secretary was co-captain of the Harvard basketball team and played pro ball in Australia. Mr. Duncan scored big – 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals — and led his team of comics, reality stars and old jocks to a 86-54 victory.

Related:

“Team Obama Signs Duncan,” NotionsCapital.com

Hat Tip: Fishbowl DC

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NCAA Non-Student Athletes

March 23, 2010

NCAA NCAA Non-Student Athletes

Is it madness to expect 40 percent of college athletes to graduate? The way NCAA basketball coaches responded to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, you would think so. Mr. Duncan proposed that schools with 60 percent drop-out rates be banned from the “March Madness” of the NCAA championship tournament.

Mr. Duncan has some credibility when it comes to hoops. He was co-captain of the Harvard team (yes, he graduated) and was a pro in Australia. He believes that gifted athletes with no interest in academics should be able to turn pro out of high school, but thinks college basketball players should be successful in the classroom if not on the hardwood.

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