April 30, 2009 2:46PM

Arne Comes Through…in a Bad Way

Yesterday, I had an op‐​ed go up on Town​hall​.com summarizing what I think of President Obama’s first 100 days when it comes to education. Long story short: Lots of nice‐​sounding rhetoric, but the opposite of real reform.


Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan — who has embodied the administration’s all‐​talk, awful‐​action approach to education — did me a real solid by penning an op‐​ed for CNN​.com beautifully illustrating exactly what I wrote. Whether it’s his effusive praise of his boss for shoveling tons of federal dough into already obese schools, or his empty, jargon‐​soaked rhetoric about change — “These discretionary funds are a carrot for educators who will break the mold, scale up successful programs and transform whole school systems” — Duncan really drives home my point.


And so, thanks for coming through for me, Arne! Now, about those DC voucher kids