Education Secretary Arne Duncan said May 13 that Detroit's troubled public schools are "ground zero" for education in the U.S. and promised federal help if leaders are willing to make necessary changes, reports the Associated Press. The Detroit Public Schools system has been rife with mismanagement and few budget controls for years, and Duncan said its chronically poor graduation and dropout rates are unacceptable. "Detroit is New Orleans two years ago without Hurricane Katrina, and I feel a tremendous sense of both urgency and outrage," he told reporters. Duncan, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, newly elected Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, and...

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