Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Chicago

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Gov. Pat Quinn will be visiting a public school on Chicago's West Side.

Duncan and Quinn will be touting the state's investment in education when they visit Andrew Jackson Elementary School on Tuesday.

Duncan is expected to talk about the billions of dollars in federal stimulus money for schools around the country that is designed to save thousands of teaching jobs and promote education reforms. The state of Illinois is expected to receive about $3 billion over the next several years.

In recent weeks, the former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools has said American schoolchildren need to be in class more -- six days a week, at least 11 months a year -- if they are to compete with students abroad.


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