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Arne Duncan: It’s time to make a quality public education a civil right for all children

Sign up here for LA School Report’s newsletter. A generation ago, leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall advocated for quality education as a civil right for all children. A decade ago, President Barack Obama declared education “the civil rights issue of our time.” And yet, the tragic reality today for millions of children is that quality education is far from a civil right.
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Arne Duncan won’t run for Chicago mayor in 2023

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will not be running for mayor against Lori Lightfoot in the 2023 election, he announced on Tuesday. Duncan, 57, runs Chicago CRED, a nonprofit aimed at violence prevention. Before that, Duncan served as President Barack Obama’s education secretary and CEO of Chicago Public Schools. He had been considering a run for months but ruled it out today, ...
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Arne Duncan rules out run against Lori Lightfoot for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO - Arne Duncan, who served as education secretary under former President Barack Obama, has shut the door on running against Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2023. In a statement shared Tuesday on Twitter, the former head of Chicago Public Schools said he remains focused on reducing gun violence...
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Arne Duncan rips Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s gang assets seizure plan as he eyes a possible run against her

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan criticized Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s controversial ordinance aimed at fining gang members and seizing their property, saying it won’t work to reduce skyrocketing crime. Most gang members “don’t have any assets to speak of,” said Duncan, who is considering a challenge to Lightfoot in the 2023 mayor’s race. His comments Wednesday follow an ...
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