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“It would have been funny (unbelievable? historic?) if one of the White House correspondents had said, ‘Mr. President, I know you want to address Syria and the budget. But I want to press you on your administration’s plan for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act …’”

That’s an excerpt from Mark Walsh in his EdWeek writeup of the near-complete disinterest from the White House press corps and broadcast TV news outlets in the Duncan resignation on Friday (Read All About It, But Don’t Rely on the Boob Tube).

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Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at