Necessary skills

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000081" title="Chicago Public Schools" href="/topic/education/schools/chicago-public-schools-ORGOV000081.topic">Chicago Public Schools</a> chief <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007547" title="Arne Duncan" href="/topic/education/arne-duncan-PEPLT000007547.topic">Arne Duncan</a> and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings appear at a ceremony earlier in December at Wescott Elementary School, where ten school principals were given performance awards. Duncan was selected by President-elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics-government/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a> Monday to succeed Spellings as the U.S. Secretary of Education. During her visit, Spellings said Duncan had the necessary skills to take her place.

( Tribune photo by Chuck Berman / December 11, 2008 )

Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan and U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings appear at a ceremony earlier in December at Wescott Elementary School, where ten school principals were given performance awards. Duncan was selected by President-elect Barack Obama Monday to succeed Spellings as the U.S. Secretary of Education. During her visit, Spellings said Duncan had the necessary skills to take her place.

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