Monday, November 19, 2012

WEEKEND QUOTABLES

Duncan remains
"We came out of the gates flying" in the first term, he said, and he plans to "replicate that as much as we can." -- Edweek
Michelle Rhee on Duncan
"The signaling by Secretary Duncan that he will continue for another term is an enormous win for children." -- Huffington
Bobby Jindal says something stupid
Republicans "need to stop saying stupid things... We're not the party of big—big businesses, big banks, big Wall Street, big bailouts." -- The Hill
School districts brace for more cuts
“It in essence widens the gaps between the haves and have-nots,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators. “The wealthy suburban communities that receive very little federal funding — it’s not going to have much impact on them.” -- NYT
Michigan affirmative action ban overturned
 George Washington, the Detroit lawyer who argued the case, said  “The Big Lie told by the supporters of Proposal 2 is that grades and test scores are a neutral means for judging merit,” he said. “But that system is openly biased against black, Latino and Native American applicants.” -- NYT


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