Monday, January 05, 2015


We're up and ready to head off to school today as another vacation ends. 

The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss put up answers to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Tweet which asked: "What if every district committed both to identifying what made their 5 best schools successful & providing those opps to all their students?"

Just looking at this question shows how completely clueless Duncan is. 

The best answer in my opinion came from Chicago's Karen Lewis who Tweeted:

" @arneduncan, children got their lives back, their joy of discovery and a safe place to learn to think critically? Play is real."

That's what I want for my young kids.


Michael Fiorillo said...

Surely, there must be a typo in the reported tweet, and Duncan was actually referring to all the "apps" to be made available to students?

Anonymous said...

Teachers will be apps in the near future. Remember Arnie said teaching should be a 3-5 year career. Why would anyone get 2 masters (or 1 with 30 plus credits) for a 3-5 year job?! Answer- you won't need to. Get 30-60 undergrad credits, read the script, turn on the computer, collect a small salary and be on your way in 3 years. The system we have now has very little chance of lasting more than 5 years.

Anonymous said...

Is he advocating that smaller class sizes be provied to all students? What if he provided the funding for that?

Anonymous said...

In another year of so Arnie Duncan will become just a bad memory for all of us as he and obama leave office. Arnie Duncan has been a destructive force to our educational system and one only hopes that we can repair the damage arnie idiot duncan has done...good riddance this guy will be working in some law office in chicago after this stint, watch you will see as he is done people..put a fork in him

Ms. Tsouris said...

3-5 years is not a "career". It's more like indentured servitude. Duncan is horrible.