(WXYZ) - U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Detroit schools Monday with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Both faced tough questions about the Educational Achievement Authority that has been running under performing schools for less than a year.
Critics say the EA is ineffective and corrupt and the secretary was given a "dog and pony show."
Governor Snyder has also come under fire when the Detroit News uncovered last month secret meetings involving the governor's people and private for-profit companies doing partnerships in schools and some sort of voucher system. Vouchers are illegal.
Governor Snyder says he's never been in favor of vouchers and he told his people to stop the meetings. But he defended private companies coming in to help schools.
Watch both officials' responses to the questions in the video clip in the player above.
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