Skip to comments.Duncan concedes misleading comments on 'pink slips'
Posted on 03/01/2013 12:21:05 PM PST by ColdOne
Education Secretary Arne Duncan tried Friday to explain his claim that teachers have already been laid off because of sequestration all he'd meant to say was that teachers have been warned about layoffs tied to the federal spending cuts.
"Let me be really, really clear about this, we're getting caught in the details here: What I said was that teachers were getting notices. In the district we talked about, 110 teachers have gotten notices," he said during a question-and-answer session at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park, Md., just outside the District of Columbia. "Now I think there was a misinterpretation that they're being laid off tomorrow. That's not what I said, that's not what I meant."
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Said the 0bama 0bfuscator.
If he could just name one person who got their pink-slip so far....solely from the sequestration....I’d like to hear about it.
“Caught in the details”. How apropos. Indeed you were, sir.
So, Arne is saying that teachers are paid by the Federal Government? Does he have any facts to back that up?
There! Fixed the headline
A living diary of deception from politico a trash junk phony blog.
"Faculty are reminded that next Friday will be the annual pot luck dinner before the basketball game."
"Please remember progress reports are due next Tuesday."
"The new copier has arrived in the faculty office. Mr. Duncan will hold a short tutorial on its new features during all lunch periods."
Duncan’s another Susan Rice. Thrown a millstone by the Obama admin to wear to TV talk——to read the lines provided by DNC’s midterm elections committee.
One would hope Duncan knows federal funding of teachers (firemen and cops) is miniscule-—and would have nothing to do with sequestration.
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