"You said it yourself, Big Daddy, mendacity is a system we live in."-- Brick, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Monty Neill's comments on Obama's Urban League Speech
Obama is responding to the jointly-issued statement from all of the major civil rights groups, which thrashed his Race To The Top reform. Monty makes reference to the 1958 film while taking issue with the style and substance of the speech in this post to the North Dakota Study Group.
Of course he defends RTTT even though its main tenets are not backed up by any evidence, as FEA, the civil rights groups and the community groups all point out. He simply asserts that because states are doing (were stampeded/bribed into doing) what Duncan wanted, they are automatically improving. Who needs evidence?... Mendacity