A hat tip and an old Cohiba I brought back from Cuba in 2000 goes out to Leo Casey who found Arne Duncan's actual "ton of bricks quote." It turns out that the charter school lobbyist had it right. It's all about charters--fund 'em or feel the wrath of Duncan's mighty sword
So, charter schools should be funded like every other school. Where states are playing games and under-funding charters or whatever, we will come down like a ton of bricks on that. We are going to watch that very, very closely.