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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:03 AM

Amid a Federal Education Inquiry, an Unsettling Sight

What was Arne Duncan doing sharing the stage with Michelle Rhee at a recent education conference?

Mr. Duncan is the education secretary.

Ms. Rhee was the chancellor of schools in Washington from 2007 to 2010.

Since last summer, the Office of the Inspector General in Mr. Duncan’s department has been investigating whether Washington school officials cheated to raise test scores during Ms. Rhee’s tenure.

more . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/education/duncan-and-rhee-on-panel-amid-dc-schools-inquiry.html?_r=3&ref=michaelwinerip&pagewanted=all

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:04 AM

1. He was being an asshole. n/t

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. A perfect example of Duncan's lack of respect for teachers.

As well as irony, when he is attempting to launch that "respect" campaign. It is astounding that the man's head has not exploded due to cognitive dissonance.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012, 10:53 AM

3. I'm with Mr. Hyde:

"Mr. Hyde said that to get witnesses to cooperate in such investigations, they must believe that the political leadership is committed. “I’m shocked that the secretary of education would be fraternizing with someone who could potentially be the target of the investigation,” he said. “The appearance of a conflict of interest is troubling because it can cause the public to lose faith in the investigation.”

Although maybe "shocked" isn't the word I would use to describe my feelings...

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