Caption: Arne Duncan, Credit: U.S. Department of Education
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Arne Duncan 

Arne Duncan on America's Dropout Crisis

From: WNPR
Length: 16:24

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks about the high school dropout crisis in America.

Duncanarne_small Former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook talks to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about the high school dropout crisis in America. An edited version of this interview was featured in Left Behind, Dropping Out, a documentary produced as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success. 

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Former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook talks to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about the high school dropout crisis in America. An edited version of this interview was featured in Left Behind, Dropping Out, a documentary produced as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success. 

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

The Secretary of Education Arne Duncan grew up in the Chicago schools, and had early exposure to the problems of educating urban kids. He later became Superinendent of Chicago Public Schools. Now, he says Americans need to have a greater sense of urgency about solving the problem, about getting more kids to finish high school.

Andrea Seabrook spoke with him in his office in Washington DC.

OUTRO:

That's Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, talking to former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook about America's high school dropout crisis.