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25 November 2008

Associated Press Reports Roy Barnes Being Considered For Secretary of Education

The Associated Press is reporting that former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, who earned the ire of many educators throughout the state with his education reforms, may be on President-elect Obama's short list for Secretary of Education [Source: Associated Press, "Obama weighs names for top posts", November 24, 2008].

Former Gov. Barnes told the Marietta Daily Journal that he was "honored to be mentioned" for the job.

"I don’t know anything about it. I haven’t talked to anyone, but I feel honored to be mentioned," Barnes said.

If offered the position, Barnes said he did not know if he would accept it.
[Source: Marietta Daily Journal, "Barnes: I'm honored about mention for Obama post", November 25, 2008]


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