The next Secretary of Education is to be – drum roll, please –
Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan
The man who did such a great job with the Chicago school system that the Obamas sent their daughters to a private school !
Is this stuff for real ?!?!?!?
A very good reason for Arne Duncan as the next Sec.Ed. is he enjoyed playing pickup basketball as well as touring schools with Obama and is also an Harvard alumnus.
Wouldn't a wiser choice be New York schools chancellor Joel Klein, who wants teachers and schools held accountable for the performance of students. Oh, wait, he wants teachers and schools held accountable for the performance of students. That would be against the grain of coddling BIG Unions.
Or , "Joel Klein is not someone we would be happy with as secretary of education," NEA lobbyist Joel Packer said.
But, nothing comes close to the strong support of the other BIG Union as does this small statement; "Arne Duncan actually reaches out and tries to do things in a collaborative way," said Randi Weingarten, head of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers.
Way to soft sell that he will strengthen your Unions stranglehold on the "testing-technology complex".
Thank you Schools Matter
and District 299: The Chicago Schools Blog
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