Monday, November 19, 2012


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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