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    •  pretty lukewarm here too... (6+ / 0-)

      I changed channels.  Not a fan.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 04:47:40 PM PDT

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    •  Duncan doesn't seem to believe his own rhetoric (2+ / 0-)
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      Minnesota Deb, Ozzie

      "No teacher should have to teach to the test"? Give me a break. Under his Race to the Top program and hs devotion to VAM, that is what teachers are basically compelled to do.

      Duncan supports VAM despite evidence that the methodolgy is flawed. He supports charter schools despite evidence that they don't perform as well as traditional public schools. He supports merit pay despite studies showing no impact on student learning.

      This is the guy who called Hurricane Katrina "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans". He should have been fired for that remark. Yet here he is speaking to a national audience. Disgusting

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 05:18:59 PM PDT

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