Arne Duncan Hosts Forum On Big Cities And Education Reform
(L-R) Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a forum about education in big cities at the Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University March 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Calling their municipalities "city-states," the mayors suppored the idea of individual school districts being able to compete with states for the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" grant program created by President Barack Obama.
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