FILE - This May 4, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama, 

FILE - This May 4, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama, center, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, right, meeting with students and their parents at Washington-Lee high school in Arlington, Va.  Loose ends and thorny partisan tensions on education await the next Congress and President Barack Obama's second term. First up is the fiscal cliff, which will slash billions from the Department of Education's budget if lawmakers don't act this year.  From left are, Brendan Craig, Kezia Truesdale, Amirah Delwin, Rina Castaneda, Elma Molina, and Tim Craig. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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FILE - This May 4, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama, center, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, right, meeting with students and their parents at Washington-Lee high school in Arlington, Va. Loose ends and thorny partisan tensions on education await the next Congress and President Barack Obama's second term. First up is the fiscal cliff, which will slash billions from the Department of Education's budget if lawmakers don't act this year. From left are, Brendan Craig, Kezia Truesdale, Amirah Delwin, Rina Castaneda, Elma Molina, and Tim Craig. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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