Politicians and teachers alike have often spoken out on the need for widespread reform of our nation’s education system. Former Secretary of Education under President Obama Arne Duncan arrives at Town Hall with insight from his book How Schools Work to offer perspective on the failures in our school systems—and what we can do to fix them. Duncan meets with Joy Resmovits, Seattle Times education writer and editor. Together they discuss critical deficiencies in the structure of our nation’s educational institutions which have caused American kids to fall behind their international peers, from early childhood all the way to college graduation rates. Duncan rallies us against a status quo that helps maintain a broken system at the expense of our kids’ education. Join Duncan and Resmovits for an inspiring call to action for parents, teachers, voters, and even students to come together and demand more of our public schools.
“Education runs on lies. That’s probably not what you’d expect from a former Secretary of Education, but it’s the truth.”
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