HITTING LEFT #21 with Pidgeon Pagonis

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Quotables

Better than Yogi Berra

"If you're going to do something, do it."

"I think there's a lot of scientific evidence that the status quo doesn't work."

"I just want to make this clear. We've never said charter schools are the magic answer."

"Frankly in education we're better at doing more things than we are stopping doing things." (Arne Duncan at Politics K-12)

I thought Groucho said it...
More than 50 percent of Americans wrongly attributed the quote, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” to George Washington, Thomas Paine, or President Barack Obama, when it is in fact a quote from Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.” (American Revolution Center)
Ownership Society chutzpah
"Who are we to seriously be preaching [such] a crusade?" he asked. "We have a financial sector that is voraciously greedy and exploitative, to put it mildly. We have a Congress which is not immune to special interests. And we have an electoral system that is based largely on private donations which precipitate expectations of rewards. The notion of us going to the Afghans and preaching purity is comical... I think we should just quit that stuff." (Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski)

1 comment:

  1. Duncan: "I just want to make this clear. We've never said charter schools are the magic answer."

    True, you didn't use the word, "magic." But you threatened to deprive states of desperately needed ed dollars if they didn't go charter in a big way. You even forced them to go against their own state laws. Then you say, "I never said 'magic.'" At least take some responsibility for your bullying.

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