Bozeman Daily Chronicle: State school leaders to get ear of U.S. ed chief Duncan

Kirk Miller, Bozeman schools superintendent, is flying next week to Washington, D.C., to tell the nation’s top education official that Montana has a strong school system that could be hurt by some of the president’s proposed reforms.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., invited Miller and other Montana educators to meet April 12 with Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

“We’re a state that’s probably not in need of reforms,” Miller said.

Montana has a good education system, but it won’t do as well if the state and federal governments fail to fund it, Miller said.