Preview Our World: Can the Obama Administration Fix Our Schools?

Grading Obama's handling of the education crisis, including an exclusive interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan (Image: Courtesy of U.S. Education Dept.)

This week’s edition of Our World with Black Enterprise, with host Marc Lamont Hill, features a special focus on the state of American education. The show kicks off with an exclusive All Access interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Hill talks with Duncan to gain insight into the Obama Administration’s strategy to fix America’s public schools.

Then, in our Trending Topics discussion, a panel of education stakeholders grade the performance of Duncan and the rest of the Obama Administration when it comes to improving our public school system. Weighing on the panel are Eagle Academy Foundation President and CEO David Banks, Trenton, N.J. School Board Member Missy Balmir, and City College of New York Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies R. L’Heureux Lewis.

This education-focused edition of Our World airs concurrently with a series of special reports on how the education crisis is affecting Black Americans and what can be done about it, which begins in the September 2011 issue of Black Enterprise magazine.

Our World with Black Enterprise is the award-winning weekly 30-minute program, hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, providing a fresh mix of interviews with today’s top newsmakers and celebrities, eclectic roundtable discussions concerning the hottest topics affecting African Americans, and profiles of some of the world’s most intriguing people.

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