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Education Secretary promotes education to FFA convention

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More funding for educational programs and getting kids involved at a younger age -- that was the message Friday from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who visited the FFA national convention at the Expo Center.

He congratulated the students for their involvement in the organization and talked about the future of agricultural and farming education.

Duncan also stressed the importance of keeping funding alive for extracurricular programs like the arts and FFA:  "Education should be the ultimate non-political or non bipartisan issue. We just need a lot more folks across the country and across the political spectrum to go to the voting booth and keep in mind, is the person I'm voting for, be that a local elected official or a state, national official, are they going to walk the walk around education or are they going to talk the talk?"

Later Friday, Duncan will head to Sand Gap, Kentucky to talk about education for students living in rural areas of the state.

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