Thursday, April 9, 2009

Duncan watching, a non-participatory sport

Stares say it all

From AP wire story:

"Go ahead and boo me," Duncan told about 400 middle and high school students at a public school in northeast Denver. "I fundamentally think that our school day is too short, our school week is too short and our school year is too short.""You're competing for jobs with kids from India and China. I think schools should be open six, seven days a week; eleven, twelve months a year," he said. Instead of boos, Duncan's remark drew an unsurprising response from the teenage assembly: bored stares.


  1. Yes, Arne. Nothing like keeping kids all summer long, sitting in sweltering classrooms with no air conditioning, listening to the same boring test-prep crap being delivered at 100 degrees. A sure-fire recipe for school improvement. Plus, it will keep parents from having to take those expensive vacations and getting sun burned at the beach. Great plan for school reform, Arne.

  2. Is he really telling these middle-school kids that they're "competing for jobs with kids from India and China"? What's next, telling black kids that they're competing with Mexican kids for jobs? Is this Duncan's view of multiculturalism?


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