Nearly three decades of work in education (to say nothing of his own schooling), up to and including his tenure as Secretary of Education in the Obama administration inform what he brings to his new book, How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest Serving Secretaries of Education (Simon & Schuster).
“Arne Duncan was one of the most powerful education secretaries in US history. Which is not to say he got his way. In this surprisingly candid chronology of his lifelong quest to fix America’s schools, Duncan reveals how he learned to run towards angry parents (not away from them), to understand the cowardice of certain national politicians (and the courage of others), and to hear the lies that get told about our education system (including a couple that he told himself).” — Amanda Ripley.
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