Skip to comments.(Education Secretary Arne) Duncan Sending His Daughter Public Schools
Posted on 01/30/2009 10:52:06 AM PST by markomalley
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his young daughter will attend public school in Northern Virginia.
In an interview, Duncan, 44, said he was attracted by both the quality of Arlington County schools and the diversity of the student body. He said his 7-year-old daughter, Claire, will enroll in first grade at a county elementary school.
Duncan and his wife, Karen, also have a son, 4-year-old Ryan. Both children sat quietly during his Senate confirmation hearing earlier this month, reading books and drawing. Their behavior earned them praise from several senators.
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Unlike most in the higher echelons of government, at least he (Duncan) is not being a hypocrite (speaking of this case and this case alone). (Set policy for government schools while having children in highly exclusive private schools)
You may wish to bookmark this, as this may be the only kudos I ever give this man.
I agree, in theory - let’s see how long she stays in public school.
Arne (Education Secretary) Duncan should be unemployed.
The Fairfax Co School System has a good reputation.
Except he’s subjecting his daughter to public school as propaganda (to not appear hypocritical).
Well, we're talking Arlington, not the District. So all he has to worry about is MS-13, not any serious threats to his daughter...
I think he has a right to send his little girls to whatever school he wants. It’s what he tells me to do with my kid that concerns me.
diversity good diversity good diversity good
Walkin’ the talk - gotta hand it to him. Refreshing.
When I read the headline, I thought “how could he do that to hos daughter?”, but quickly suspected that Duncan was living in the suburbs, not in DC, and thus would be sending his daughter to a good, safe public school instead of the crap that DC residents are stuck with. I betcha a lot of parents in DC wish they could send their children to a good school, too, but the Democrats and the teachers’ union will never let that happen.
I noticed that, too.
I’d like someone, anyone, to show me some empirical, tested study that shows that an education in a “diverse” environment is superior to education in a homogeneous environment.
They can’t. In fact, if the study were done, I’m sure the opposite would prove true.
I heard some brainwashed little future liberal activist at the library this summer, talking to a librarian about picking out a college for the fall, and her #1 criteria was “diversity of the student body”.
Faairfax is like a lot of well-to-do suburban district: the good students are—practically speaking— tracked, so they never see the losers except accidentally. Ship passing in the night.
Given how young Duncan’s kids are, he probably thinks they’ll be fine in public school — for now. I’d give him the benefit of the doubt on this, especially since he’s not living in D.C.
didnt Jimmah’s daughter (sic) Amy attend DC pub schools?
diversity of the student body,” ie, easier to bag an A in minority oppression studies.
The DC residents ARE the crap in the DC schools.
That's an understatement. They are arguably the best public school district in the country. The high school in Fairfax County (Langley I believe) competes academically with 20k-30k a year private schools in the area. What's even more interesting, the Fairfax county school system spends significantly less per pupil than does DC Public, with unbelievably better outcomes.
I don’t want to repeat your nasty comment, but I would like to ask you who do you think is responsible for the condition and the thought process of those kids in the public schools in DC? It doesn’t even matter that the kids get no support from the parents because the public schools teach the kids not to respect authority.
Things will change once middle school rolls around. That is, if he is still in the position that many years down the road.
She was a dumb little brainwashed suburbanite liberal guilt ridden white girl.
I guess if she went into one of those “perpetual grievance” classes and denounced her culture, her heritage, and everyone that looks like her, she would get her ‘A’.
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