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U.S. Secretary of Education visits Waipahu High SchoolUPDATED 10:06 PM HST Mar 31, 2014Video Transcript
U-S Secretary of Education ARNE DUNCAN continues his Hawaii visit. He went to Waiphu High School today where he got the chance to check out Waipahu's entries into the State Science Fair ... As well as the greenhouse and outdoor labs. He's here in the islands to learn about local concerns to students, parents, educators, and policy makers... As well as give the State a little pat on the back. 30:36- 30:08 "THIS JOURNEY THAT HAWAII'S BEEN ON IS EXTRAORDINARY AND AS THE GOVERNOR SAID INITIALLY WHEN THE RECOMMENDATI ON CAME TO US THAT HAWAII WAS ONE OF THE TOP FOLKS IN TERMS OF POTENTIALLY RECEVING RACE TO THE TOP MONEY THERE WAS A HUGE AMOUNT OF SKEPTICISM ON THE OUTSIDE WORLD AND FRANKLY INTERNALLY, AND WE DECIDED TO STAY THE COURSE AND TO FOLLOW THE PROCESS AND NOT DEVIATE. HAWAII INITIALLY HAD SOME CHALLENGES AND ALL THE SKEPTICS CAME BACK LOUDER. YOU GUYS BLEW IT, TOLD YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT. AND THESE GUYS JUST SHOWED AMAZING COURAGE, LEADERSHIP, AND VISION." We are the 50th state THE SECRETARY has visited... since taking office in 2009.