Arne Duncan served as secretary of education under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015. Today Duncan is advocating for #BackToSchoolSolutions, a new community-oriented campaign founded by Arianna Huffington aimed at sourcing first-hand stories and ideas for how communities can help U.S. children this back-to-school season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duncan tells Yahoo Finance that the burden of finding solutions for schools amid the pandemic is falling to those at the local level as a result of a “lack of leadership” from the federal government.
“I think the innovation, the creativity, the solutions, or the answers are all going to come at the local level, and it shouldn’t have to be that way. Frankly, this pandemic