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  • Duncan Hypocrisy Watch

    04/02/2009 9:45:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 468+ views
    D-Ed Reckoning ^ | April 2, 2009 | Ken DeRosa
    The NYT reports that during a press phone call yesterday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan "unleashed a barrage of dismal statistics about the South Carolina schools" whose Governor, Mark Sanford "has told the Obama administration that he would not accept some $577 million in educational stimulus money for South Carolina unless he could use it to pay down state debt." During the putative barrage of dismal statistics Duncan noted that "only 15 percent of the state’s black students are proficient in math and that the state has one of the nation’s worst high school graduation rates." This is a pot kettle...
  • Education Sec. Duncan’s Chicago legacy: record number of killings, record low test scores

    03/20/2009 6:39:03 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies · 478+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | March 19, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    On his way to Washington to become Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan had to step over the bodies Chicago school children he was sworn to educate and keep safe. With incompetence as the hallmark of the Obama Administration, it’s no surprise the Chicago public school system left behind by Arne Duncan is a dangerous and decided failure producing few success stories and questionable academic progress. In a field of tax cheats, fakers and pretenders, Arne Duncan may be the worst of Obama’s gang of Chicago incompetents because of his failure to provide a safe environment for the children under...
  • Graham: Skirting Sanford 'arrogant'; Senator says gov. should take stimulus but slams Duncan's plan

    03/28/2009 7:32:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 647+ views
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2009-03-28 | Tim Smith
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  • What (Education Secretary) Arne (Duncan) Learned

    03/06/2009 10:11:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 428+ views
    Chicago Magazine ^ | April 2009 | Jennifer Tanaka
    In 2001, when Arne Duncan became the CEO of Chicago Public Schools—the third-largest district in the nation, accounting for more than 600 schools and 400,000 students—some local education insiders worried aloud about his lack of experience and adopted a cautiously pessimistic wait-and-see attitude. Eight years later, Duncan, 44, heads to Washington to serve as President Obama’s secretary of education, having earned a reputation as an even-keeled pragmatist and mostly good grades across constituencies for transforming CPS in substantial—and occasionally controversial—ways. Duncan talked to Chicago magazine the day after Congress passed the $787-billion stimulus package, which includes $100 billion in new...
  • Education chief favors longer school year

    Those lazy days of summer may become a thing of the past if the new secretary of education has his way. Arne Duncan, the Cabinet secretary charged with overhauling America's educational system, is studying programs that keep kids in school longer to boost their academic achievements. "When I go out and talk about that, that doesn't always make me popular with students. They like the long summers," Duncan said in an interview Wednesday with CNN conducted in the Education Department's library. But Duncan said American students are "at a competitive disadvantage" because the United States has shorter school years than...
  • Dems thank teachers unions with 'stimulus' money

    02/18/2009 10:10:29 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies · 923+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/18/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    The managing editor of Budget & Tax News says no money for education should have been included in the recently signed economic "stimulus" bill. In a recent press conference, Education Secretary Arne Duncan warned that if the economic stimulus bill did not pass, up to 600,000 education workers could lose their jobs as states face enormous budget shortfalls. But Steve Stanek of The Heartland Institute argues that the bill should not have included the allotted $87 billion for education. Stanek argues that the stimulus basically amounts to a payoff for teachers and teachers unions who supported Obama. "The teachers unions...
  • Hundreds Beaten, Whipped, Choked By Teachers, Coaches (Chicago Schools Under Obama's Ed. Sec.)

    02/11/2009 9:38:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 30 replies · 1,843+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Dave Savini
    Hundreds of students have allegedly been beaten by teachers, coaches and staff at Chicago Public Schools. 2 Investigator Dave Savini continues his ongoing investigation involving the illegal use corporal punishment. SNIP An exclusive CBS 2 investigation discovered Treveon Martin is one of at least 818 Chicago Public School students, since 2003, to allege being battered by a teacher or an aide, coach, security guard, or even a principal. In most of those cases - 568 of them - Chicago Public School investigators determined the children were telling the truth. SNIP The 2 Investigators found reports of students beaten with broomsticks,...
  • (Education Secretary Arne) Duncan Sending His Daughter Public Schools

    01/30/2009 10:52:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies · 1,164+ views
    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.
  • Schools Led by Obama's Education Secretary Designee Failed No-Child-Left-Behind Standard Every Year

    12/31/2008 2:32:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 24 replies · 1,685+ views ^ | December 31, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    The Chicago Public Schools, whose superintendent, Arne Duncan, has been tapped by President-elect Barack Obama to be the next education secretary, failed to meet the Illinois state standards set under the No Child Left Behind Act every single year the standards have been in force. For the last five school years (2004-2008), the Chicago district (District 299) failed to make “Adequate Yearly Progress” (AYP) in key areas, according to the district’s progress report on the Illinois State Board of Education Web site. Under the No Child Left Behind Act that Congress passed in 2003, each state must “develop and implement...
  • Public Schools Change Young Evangelicals' Values

    12/30/2008 5:24:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,065+ views ^ | December 30, 2008 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Why did 18-to-29-year-old evangelicals vote for Barack Obama despite his apostasy on the fundamental moral issues of abortion and same-sex unions? They voted 32 percent for Obama, twice the percentage of that demographic group who voted for John Kerry in 2004. Many of these young people identify "social justice" as the reason that led them to relegate the prime moral issues of life and marriage to the back burner. But the term "social justice" does not define a moral cause -- it is left-wing jargon to overturn those who have economic and political power. What caused young evangelicals, the children...
  • Chicago Public School district to close at least 20 schools (Hussein's pick - Arne Duncan)

    12/23/2008 11:48:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1,026+ views
    Chicago Public Radio ^ | 12/22/08 | Linda Lutton
    CPS to close at least 20 schoolsProduced by Linda Lutton on Monday, December 22, 2008 The Chicago Public School district is planning on shutting down at least 20 schools. A group of Chicago teachers is calling for a moratorium on school closings. School closings have become an annual ritual in Chicago. District spokesman David Pickens: PICKENS: In schools that are performing poorly, we feel we have an obligation to do something dramatic to turn those schools around. Last week, president elect Barack Obama praised schools chief Arne Duncan for his willingness to close struggling schools and start new ones in...
  • Disappointing Education pick

    12/20/2008 10:12:36 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 18 replies · 784+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | December 19, 2008 | Editorial
    Barack Obama's choice for Education secretary, longtime friend Arne Duncan, is an interesting study. On the plus side, as CEO of Chicago's public schools since 2001, Mr. Duncan has been an advocate of charter schools and performance pay for teachers. He is described as "a sort of a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-down-to-work kind of individual" with a "a very down-to-earth perspective." However, Mr. Duncan also: Oversaw schools where just 1 in 6 eight-graders read at grade level, only 1 in 8 were proficient in math and 23 percent were able to write at grade level, the U.S. Department of Education's 2007 National Assessment...
  • Obama’s Education Sec’y Pick Gets Heat for Gay High School Proposal

    12/18/2008 5:44:12 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 40 replies · 1,345+ views ^ | Dec 17, 2008 | by Kilian Melloy
    Imagine a school where GLBT students can walk down the hall without fear of being called names or even suffering physical assault; where unlike the majority of America’s schools, where fellow students, and sometimes teachers, hurl verbal harassment, queer youth are safe among others who understand them, because the school is designed for GLBT students to call their own. Arne Duncan, chief of Chicago’s school system, envisioned such a school for Chicago. If it had been approved, The Social Justice High School-Pride Campus school would have joined Harvey Milk High School in New York City as a haven for GLBT...
  • Two Reasons to Like Chicago's Arne Duncan for Education Secretary

    12/18/2008 5:23:39 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 14 replies · 650+ views ^ | December 16, 2008 | Lisa Snell
    Obama has chosen Chicago Public Schools Chief Arne Duncan for education secretary. Duncan was one of our good picks in Shikha Dalmia's analysis of the best picks for Obama's cabinet. There are really two reasons to like Duncan. On the one hand Chicago public schools have only shown moderate improvement during Duncan's tenure. On the other hand, Duncan embraces two public school ideas that have the potential to revolutionize public schools in the United States. First, Duncan is a robust supporter of charter schools. As Mike Petrilli at Fordham's Flypaper explains: Get ready for another golden era for charter schools....
  • Ayers and comrade Klonsky had great praise for Arne Duncan, Obama's pick for Education Secretary

    12/18/2008 6:46:39 AM PST · by ETL · 10 replies · 845+ views
    several sources | several authors
    "Ayers and his co-author Michael Klonsky responded to [Arne] Duncan in an article published in Phi Delta Kappan -- a professional journal for education -- describing him as 'the brightest and most dedicated schools leader Chicago has had in memory'" _________________________________________________________________________________ "The Small Schools Workshop was founded in 1991 at the University of Illinois at Chicago to provide support for teachers who were trying to create new smaller learning environments. Its director is Michael Klonsky, a former professor of education at UIC." _________________________________________________________________________________ Some background on Bill Ayers' SDS comrade, Michael Klonsky (Chicago Annenberg Challenge-related) "One of Bill Ayers’ and...
  • Only 17% of 8th Graders Can Read at Grade Level Overseen by Obama Education Secretary-Designee

    12/17/2008 7:26:01 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 63 replies · 1,477+ views ^ | December 17 ,2008 | Matt Cover
    Only 17% of 8th Graders Can Read at Grade Level in Chicago Schools Overseen by Obama Education Secretary-Designee Chicago Schools Chief Arne Duncan smiles as President-elect Barack Obama announces his selection to be Education Secretary, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at the Dodge Renaissance Academy in Chicago.( – In 2007, only 17 percent of eighth graders tested at or above grade level in reading in Chicago Public Schools – the school system administered by Arne Duncan since 2001. President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped Duncan to become secretary of education in the upcoming administration. Duncan, hailed by Obama as a reformer,...
  • Obama Announces Arne Duncan as Education Secretary (Arne Duncan cannot use simple grammer)

    12/17/2008 7:50:31 AM PST · by Perdogg · 90 replies · 2,308+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2008; 12:44 PM | CQ Transcripts Wire
    "I want to thank our mutual friend John Rogers, who's been a mentor and friend to me since I was 10-years-old. He gave my sister and I the opportunity to start a great school in the Southside of Chicago, and that has become a model for success in urban education."
  • Obama Names Head Of Failed Chicago Schools To Education Post

    12/16/2008 4:38:20 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1,151+ views
    The Chicago Public Schools consistently ranks as one of the worst public school systems in the country. Despite much ballyhooed efforts at reform in recent years, little progress has been made. The man Chicago Mayor Richard Daley originally tapped to reform the schools, Paul Vallas, was thwarted in his efforts by the powerful teachers' union, with the assistance of then-State Sen. Barack Obama and his terrorist buddy, William Ayers. Today, Barack Obama tapped the head of that school system, Arne Duncan, a fellow Hyde Park resident and basketball playmate of Obama's, to run the Department of Education. Duncan succeeded...
  • Obama's New Secretary of Education is Arne Duncan

    12/16/2008 9:15:57 AM PST · by Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster · 58 replies · 2,640+ views
    Fox News LIVE
    See the title. Just appeared on TV.
  • Obama Picks Arne Duncan for Education Post

    12/15/2008 9:28:37 PM PST · by conservativefromGa · 54 replies · 1,631+ views
    NY Times ^ | Sam Dillon
    resident-elect Barack Obama will name Arne Duncan, the superintendent of schools in Chicago, to be his Secretary of Education, a senior Democratic official and a second person close to the decision said. Mr. Duncan is a Harvard graduate whose friendship with Mr. Obama began on the basketball court and flowered into frequent discussions of education policy. He has seven years’ experience as chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third-largest school district, where he has earned a solid reputation for confronting pressing issues in public education, like how to raise teacher quality, how to transform weak schools and...