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I’m a proud parent of a child in a terrific public school. And I greatly resent Mr. Duncan’s imposition of a clearly political agenda on the children in our neighborhood school and in all neighborhoods everywhere in the country.
Mr. Duncan, you may be a good and decent person in your private life, but as our nation’s education secretary your policies have been odious, divorced from reality and reeking of mendacity and arrogance.
You’ve manipulated states into accepting ludicrous “waivers” to help them escape the truly looney expectations of No Child Left Behind. You’ve been untruthful about the Common Core standards and you’ve been overtly insulting to every parent who wants a successful educational experience for their children.
Please, resign your office Mr. Duncan. I say this in your own interest: that multi million dollar position you’re hoping for with Pearson or the Gates Foundation or some other Privatization Champion is increasingly less likely the lower your “personal brand” drops in value.
If you get out now, citing “personal and family reasons” you won’t be remembered as being at the helm of the impending multiple disasters that are coming down the pike.
Get out now and at least mitigate some of the justifiable “hit” you’re going to be taking soon.
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