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U.S. schools chief says he's optimistic for Detroit district's future | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

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U.S. schools chief says he's optimistic for Detroit district's future


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has spent the better part of his administration referring to Detroit Public Schools as one of the worst urban school districts in the nation, but he said this afternoon he believes the district is on the road to improvement.

“I’m more optimistic today about Detroit’s future than probably any time in the past two and a half years,” Duncan said during a brief phone interview with the Free Press. “I’m very encouraged by the leadership and the courage that’s being shown.”

Duncan spoke in advance of his visit to Detroit next week, part of a six-state school bus tour in which he will highlight the “huge tie

All Education Matters: Wall Street Journal: S&P Affirms Some Student-Loan ABS

All Education Matters: Wall Street Journal: S&P Affirms Some Student-Loan ABS:

Wall Street Journal: S&P Affirms Some Student-Loan ABS

When the country faced the debt ceiling fiasco, AEM discussed what could have potentially happened if the U.S. defaulted on its debt. I also talked with several experts, and the analysis was grim. Then S&P downgraded us, even after we raised the debt ceiling, and it remained to be seen how that would impact student loans. That was discussed from the vantage point of the market place, i.e., how would investors respond to the downgrade, what that could potentially do to variable interest rates on student loans, and what the would mean for people seeking student loans. More importantly, however, I wanted to touch upon the way it could affect current borrowers.

The outcome still remains uncertain, but the WSJ provided some information on S&P's ratings of student loan

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