From today’s AP story:

“Arne Duncan actually reaches out and tries to do things in a collaborative way,” said Randi Weingarten, head of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers.

From Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter, in a report on Bill Gates:

Gates does seem to be weighing in on Obama’s pick for secretary of education. He favors choosing from today’s exciting collection of hard-charging, china-breaking school superintendents. One of those he likes a lot is Joel Klein of New York City, which is ironic considering that, as a Justice Department lawyer in the 1990s, Klein almost succeeded in breaking up Microsoft.