In-studio guest, CTU Political Organizer, Brandon Johnson.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More bricks

After searching dozens of sites for the correct Duncan "bricks" quote, I'm still trying to answer the question: What do you have to do to have Arne Duncan drop his ton of bricks on you? If anyone out there has the correct quote, please send it and I will happily publish it. -- M.K.

From the Bellingham (WA) Herald:
If we see a state or district doing something wrong, “we’re going to come down like a ton of bricks,” Duncan said.
Russo's 299 Blog:
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has threatened to "come down like a ton of bricks" on anyone who defies the administration's plans to bring relief to states ...
PURE Online:
Duncan has said that he will “come down like a ton of bricks” on states which use this money and still make major school staff layoffs.
Stop the ACLU (Wingnut blog):
...that tough talkin’ Dunkin is going to “come down like a ton of bricks” on any state that “defies the administration’s plans to bring relief to states like California, where 26,500 teachers have gotten pink slips.”
Jay Greene's Blog (Long sentences):
Obviously, the important thing is how you challenge the status quo and provide better schools, and for decades we’ve been trying sound-bite-driven reform like Duncan offered the Post, and exhibited in his recent declaration that he will “come down like a ton of bricks” on any state that doesn’t use waste-rewarding “stimulus” money effectively.
Mike's E-News:
“Where we see a state or district operating in bad faith or doing something counter to the president’s intent, we’re going to come down like a ton of bricks,” Duncan said in a conference call with reporters.
Edutopia:
If states and districts act in bad faith and fail to spend money with an eye toward reform and restoration of essential programs and staff, they'll forfeit the second round of funds, expected mid-summer. "We're going to come down like a ton of bricks," Duncan says.

1 comment:

  1. the only quote i've been able to dig up is the one you think isn't current -- but i think it's the only one -- from a friend who has a nexis account.

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