Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



How schools work : an inside account of failure and success from one of the nation's longest-serving secretaries of education / Arne Duncan.

Duncan, Arne, (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 8 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 379.09 DUN (Text) 36803001062400 NONFIC Checked out 11/02/2018
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 379.0973 Dun (Text) 32604000205318 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 379.0973 DUNCAN (Text) 9781501173059S On Order On order -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 379.0973 DUNC (Text) 39391006891681 Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 379.097 DUN (Text) 37323005405892 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 379.0973 DUN (Text) 78551000537942 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle ON-ORDER 1/NON-FIC (Text) NCSTL9781501173059 On Order On order -
Perry Co PL - Cannelton Branch 379.0973 DUN (Text) 70622000042528 CPL-Adult Nonfiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 379.09 DUN (Text) 78731000509050 New NF Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington 379.0973 DUN (Text) 21401000502759 Adult New Release Available -
Next 10 »

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501173059
  • ISBN: 1501173057
  • Physical Description: vii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Lies, lies everywhere -- If we build it, they will come -- "The number is zero-point-two" -- The consortium -- "We need the carrot" -- One blue, one red -- Strange bedfellows -- Twenty-five pounds of apples and three pounds of cheese -- "We matter!" -- How schools work.
Summary, etc.:
From the Secretary of Education under President Obama, an exposé of the status quo that helps maintain a broken system at the expense of our kids' education. “Education runs on lies. That's probably not what you'd expect from a former Secretary of Education, but it's the truth.” So opens Arne Duncan's How Schools Work, although the title could just as easily be How American Schools Work for Some, Not for Others, and Only Now and Then for Kids. Drawing on nearly three decades in education-from his mother's after-school program on Chicago's South Side to his tenure as Secretary of Education in DC-How Schools Work follows Arne (as he insists you call him) as he takes on challenges at every turn: gangbangers in Chicago housing projects, parents who call him racist, teachers who insist they can't help poor kids, unions that refuse to modernize, Tea Partiers who call him an autocrat, affluent white progressive moms who hate yearly tests, and even the NRA, which once labeled Arne the “most extreme anti-gun member of President Obama's Cabinet.” Going to a child's funeral every couple of weeks, as he did when he worked in Chicago, will do that to a person. How Schools Work exposes the lies that have caused American kids to fall behind their international peers, from early childhood all the way to college graduation rates. But it also celebrates the countless everyday heroes Arne has encountered along the way: teachers, principals, reformers, staffers, business people, mayors, and presidents. How Schools Work will inspire parents, teachers, voters, and even students to demand more of our public schools. If America is going to be great, then we can accept nothing less. -- Amazon.com.
Subject: Duncan, Arne.
Education > Aims and objectives > United States.
Education and state > United States.
Public schools > United States.
Educational change > United States.
School administrators > United States > Biography.
Cabinet officers > United States > Biography.

Additional Resources