Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site. Also know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted.
Jay Carney defends Arne Duncan’s anti-suburban mom remarks.
CNN, The White House spokesman also defended Duncan, though Jay Carney said he
had not seen all the comments.
point was that we need to be honest with kids and parents -- all can agree on
that," Carney said on Monday.
First he didn’t see all the
comments? Oy vey, then why comment on them? If he hasn’t seen them then how can
he know what Arne was thinking?
Another problem is Arne isn’t
having an honest conversation with kids and parents. He is selling common core
as a savior when it is both untested and does absolutely nothing to address
poverty. He regularly omits those two facts when talking about common core.
Arne isn’t interested at all in being honest with people and if the administration defends him then it too isn't interested in honesty. The truth is we do need to have an honest conversation but it should be about how we can replace this buffoon with somebody who knows what he is doing and who cares about public education. For shame Mr. Carney, for shame!