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The United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a small group of students Thursday that education is the answer to many of society's problems.
Duncan, on the campaign trail with Vice President Joe Biden, who also spoke Thursday about college costs at Gahanna Lincoln High School, met with 25 student leaders at the Hale Center at Ohio State. Duncan fielded questions from students, mainly focusing on the importance of quality K-12 education.
Of the 100,000 K-12 schools in the U.S., Duncan said 20,000 are "dropout factories," together producing half of our nations drop-outs. Duncan said that in many cases, these "drop-out factories" are being turned around and taken over by a completely different staff of teachers.
"The most important thing I think we can do is get a great teacher in every classroom, get a great principal in every school," Duncan said.