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.