Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan hopes to serve as the nation’s next education secretary, but first he has to win the approval of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He’s never been a teacher or principal, but has won positive reviews for his reform of the Windy City’s education system.
The General Accountability Office recently offered lawmakers some advice on the key managerial challenges Obama’s cabinet nominees. It suggests that Duncan and the Department of Education need to improve student achievement at elementary and secondary schools, improve oversight of federal student aid programs and ensure access to federal student loans.
GAO recommends several questions that lawmakers should ask Duncan (posted after the jump). Leave your suggested questions in the comments section below.