Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that political decisions about education "don't reflect" a desire to have better schools and teachers, saying that Americans "never vote on education."
In his new book "How Schools Work" out on Tuesday, writes that the American education system "runs on lies.".
"We say we value education, but we never vote on education.
We never hold politicians accountable — local, state or national level — for getting better results," Duncan, the education secretary under President Obama, said on "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
Duncan said that the Education Department had both successes and failures under his leadership during the Obama administration.
But he said he feels a "huge sense of urgency" to improve the education system.
Duncan also leveled criticism at his successor, Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has experienced her fair share of controversy during her tenure. »