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"This is [a] man-made catastrophe," says fmr. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about the current state of back-to-school season

“They can't mandate anything. … [It’s] just another attempt to bully,” former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says about the White House formally declaring teachers essential workers. “It just adds more chaos to a system that's already struggling.”

“He’s scared of this thing. And he’s a coward,” fmr. Education Secy. Duncan says of Pres. Trump, discussing schools reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. “So, we have 15,000 school districts across the country trying to figure this out by themselves.”

And look, here’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan the same day — it’s Obama Cabinet Day in Charlotte!

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“They can't mandate anything. … [It’s] just another attempt to bully,” former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says about the White House formally declaring teachers essential workers. “It just adds more chaos to a system that's already struggling.”

“I’m extraordinarily concerned about the risks, not just short-term but long-term that we're putting student-athletes in because of the revenue they generate," fmr. Secy. of Education Duncan says, discussing college sports restarting amid the pandemic.

"We don't want to just open, we want to stay open," fmr. Education Sec. Arne Duncan says about reopening schools. "If we bring back too many students and things break down, as they did in Georgia, guess what, they're shut down today and tomorrow."

“I’m extraordinarily concerned about the risks, not just short-term but long-term that we're putting student-athletes in because of the revenue they generate," fmr. Secy. of Education Duncan says, discussing college sports restarting amid the pandemic.

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with @DavidWestin  about remote learning. He says he would prioritize getting younger children back into physical schools

Fmr. Obama education secretary Arne Duncan was asked repeatedly by Fox’s @SandraSmithFox  to cite data in support of his warnings against opening schools. He cited nothing. There’s a reason for that. Nearly all the data point the other way.

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Fmr. Education Secretary Duncan: “There is no body count high enough for the president to actually pay attention to science. We could lose another 10,000. We could lose another 50,000. We could lose another 100,000. Nothing would compel him to listen.”

“We’ve taken a really, really bad pandemic and made it infinitely worse,” fmr. Secy. Duncan says of the U.S. coronavirus response. “It’s now become a man-made disaster and the consequences for children...and for education have been pretty devastating.”

Nothing the administration is saying about education is making sense at the moment, says former education secretary under Obama, Arne Duncan.

Fmr. Education Secretary Duncan: “There is no body count high enough for the president to actually pay attention to science. We could lose another 10,000. We could lose another 50,000. We could lose another 100,000. Nothing would compel him to listen.”

11:03 A.M.: "The House received a communication from the Honorable Duncan Hunter. Mr. Hunter submitted his resignations from the Committees on Armed Services, Education and the Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure. The resignations were accepted without objection.”

BREAKING: just announced he is removing Rep. Duncan Hunter from his committee assignments while he is under indictment. He serves on Armed Services, Education and Transportation/Infrastructure.

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