Bloomberg to Talk Education in Washington

Michael Bloomberg will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Washington Wednesday for a “frank discussion” hosted by the Center for American Progress.

The event provides Bloomberg a national platform and a friendly audience. Duncan contacted local lawmakers to urge them to support extending mayoral control. And the founder of C.A.P., John Podesta—Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, who also led Obama’s transition team—endorsed Bloomberg for re-election last month.