Arne Duncan narrates this audiobook about his work as Secretary of Education for the Obama administration. Duncan's policy initiatives received criticism; this audiobook acts as a defense, as well as a deeper explanation, of those policies. Duncan's take that schools are "run on lies" includes the view that they use a lowest-common-denominator approach to pass students through--only to find they are not prepared for higher education, or life in general. Duncan discusses the Race to the Top and the Common Core, oft-maligned programs (the latter in particular) that he supported. Duncan's voice resonates with his passion for education. He narrates a series of stories that weave data and decisions, creating the feel of a symposium of one. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9781508267874 $17.99
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