February 1, 2010

Jabberwock redux

It seems I'm not the only one who's referred to Duncan's "twisted vision" of education. See this essay by Danny Lucia for more thoughts along these lines and what this super-challenged individual is doing for the country's children.

Just as I finished putting up the last post about the chancellor's twisted vision of the public he's supposed to be serving, I came across an Arne Duncan quote from a couple of days ago that I had missed:
"I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina.

"That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that
'we have to do better.' And the progress that they've made in four years since the hurricane is unbelievable. They have a chance to create a phenomenal school district. Long way to go, but that — that city was not serious about its education."
I think these people are really so removed from reality, from humanity actually, that it's time for them to step down.

Is there not a single Congressional leader who will call for Duncan's immediate resignation?


  1. I have to post a comment on one of the listservs on Duncan's statement:

    "Let's hear it for Disaster Capitalism!!!!"

  2. Under Assault, you have made two major presumptions:

    1) That Arne Duncan is human, humane, and competent, and

    2) That there is Congressional leadership.

    Arne Duncan may think that Hurricane Katrina was the best thing since sliced bread for education in New Orleans, but he is even worse than Rod Paige. He is the worst thing for education since NCLB changed the spirit and intent of education. He is cruel, crude, and a charlatan. Obama will never get my vote again, partially due to this disgusting corporate shill of an Education Secretary.

  3. Couldn't agree with you more.
    To move the masses to see this is a whole other thing.