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Obama's Education Secretary Slams Perry's Texas: 'I Feel Very, Very Badly For The Children There'

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When asked for comment by Bloomberg News, Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner fired back.

"The president's secretary of education may want to do a little more homework before commenting on education in Texas," said Miner. "Under Governor Perry, Texas has been a national leader in adopting college and career-ready curriculum standards that will ensure Texas students graduate prepared to succeed in college and the workplace."

Miner also added: "Texas continues to lead the country in job creation because companies know they can find educated and highly skilled workers here."