Obama Education Secretary: ‘Not Sure’ Trump Wants ‘Best-Educated Workforce’

obama education secretary not sure trump wants best educated workforce
Obama Education Secretary: 'Not Sure' Trump Wants 'Best-Educated Workforce'

Arne Duncan, who was secretary of education during the Barack Obama administration, said it seems that President Donald Trump does not want “the best-educated workforce.”

“I’m not sure President Trump wants to have the best-educated workforce. I think it doesn’t play to his authoritarian tendencies,” Duncan said Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” The Washington Post reported.

Duncan said that a highly educated workforce would mean that more people would challenge Trump about his policies and claims. “I’m not sure if that’s in his self-interest,” said Duncan, The Post reported.

He also criticized the governmental response to school shootings. “I think young people will succeed where we, as adults, have failed. We have failed to keep them safe. We have failed to allow them to grow up free of trauma,” Duncan said on “New Day.

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