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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:50 PM

8. sigh

honestly, and i do understand how people see the whole thing, but i honestly think that people are focused on a small part of the problem- teacher evaluation- at the expense of the full package. but to say that he is obsessed with that, i think that is not fair. i know arne duncan to have a broad understanding of the problems that are facing education and sophisticated solutions to offer. i understand folks think they are wrong, but to understand the history of school reform in chicago is to see what a risk he took, and just how much movement he made in a pretty frozen system.
i mean no disrespect to anyone here when i say that i think he does not get the respect he deserves, at least as someone who is willing to get out there and get his ass kicked in order to try to make the changes that he most earnestly believes in.
i would like to see democratic members of a democratic administration get, if not the benefit of the doubt, respect for their humanity. i wish that for myself here, now that i think about it.

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