Arne Duncan Biography
(United States Secretary of Education (2009-16))
Birthday: November 6, 1964 (Scorpio)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Making significant reforms and positive changes in the American public school education system, Arne Duncan, the 9th United States’ Secretary of Education, is one of the most progressive administrators, today. During his tenure, he made many substantial contributions in the field of education, which brought about many positive improvements in the lives of American students and teachers. He offered his support to President Barack Obama’s goal of producing the highest number of college graduates. He brought about reforms to ensure that colleges and universities provide job placements and student loans at default rates. He has raised education standards, improved teaching quality and has also increased the number of scholarships being granted to students. Before he assumed office as the United States’ Secretary of Education, he was the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools and became longest-serving education superintendent in the United States of America. As a CEO, Duncan introduced various education initiatives, closed down under-performing schools, expanded after school and summer learning programs. These efforts had tremendous impact on the academic scenario and helped improve the student performance considerably.