Arne Duncan

Board of Directors

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Chicago, Illinois

Arne Duncan served as U.S. secretary of education from 2009-2016. He is currently a managing partner at Emerson Collective, where he leads a comprehensive effort to improve opportunities for young people in urban areas. With Chicago CRED, Duncan and Emerson Collective are first focusing on Chicago residents between the ages of 17 and 24 who are neither working nor in school, many of whom have criminal records and lack high school degrees. The work explores factors in schools, homes and communities that contribute to crime, joblessness and social breakdown. The immediate goal is to provide job opportunities for young people today in Chicago and to help forge a safer, surer path from home to school to work for at-risk kids.

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Posted Dec. 20, 2016

The Obama Legacy: Equity in Education

Eight years ago, America was facing one of the worst economic crises in our history. An optimistic young president swept…

By Arne Duncan

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Posted Dec. 1, 2020

Why I Gave My Son Permission to Drop Out of High School

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By Alina Adams

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