Arne Duncan - How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation's Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education — in conversation with Adam Harris

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Now serving on the board of Communities in Schools, Duncan has spent nearly three decades working in all levels of education, most prominently as Secretary of Education under Obama. His book is an urgent state-of-the schools report that looks hard at why American kids have fallen behind their peers in so many other countries. Stating at the outset that today “education runs on lies,” Duncan tracks the lies, then catalogs the series of challenges facing educators and children, which includes teachers who say they can’t help poor kids, unions stuck in ineffective ruts, Tea Partiers resistant to reforms, and the growing threat of gun violence in schools. But he also finds and celebrates dedicated teachers, administrators, and parents determined to see that children get the high quality education they deserve.

Duncan will be in conversation with Adam Harris, staff writer for The Atlantic covering education.

 

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ISBN: 9781501173059
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2018

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