Re: Wiki Peeks Offers Up Secret Draft of Duncan Speech Announcement
If your purpose is to demonstrate complete cluelessness by reciting a litany of bogus objections to federal education policy, you have succeeded admirably. The corporate plot against public education motif is dead everywhere but the alternate universes of ARN and Schools Matter. Even yesterday's manifesto by civil rights groups, which is supposedly so critical of federal education policy, does not go there.
We've seen this before in the very recent past: people in the oil industry raising phony objections to federal reform of the oil industry, people in the financial industry raising phony objections to federal reform of the finance industry, and people in the health care industry raising phony objections to federal reform of health care. You can fool yourself, but you can't fool the rest of us. Like people in other industries, people in the education industry want to protect their own interests at the expense of the interests of the rest of us. Understandable perhaps, but transparent totally.
From: James Horn <email@example.com>
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Sent: Tue, Jul 27, 2010 6:52 am
Subject: [arn-l] Wiki Peeks Offers Up Secret Draft of Duncan Speech Announcement
> Secretary Duncan will speak at noon today to announce news regarding > Race to the Top. Schools Matter was able to acquire this earlier > draft of ED's announcement from Wiki Peeks:
> The Quiet Coup Revolution
> From journalists and educators to politicians and parents, there is > a growing sense that a silent corporate overthrow quiet revolution > is underway in our public institutions homes and schools, classrooms > and communities.
> On Tuesday, July 27, Secretary Arne Duncan will talk about this > fascist undercover covert quiet revolution in a major speech at the > National Press Club at 12:30 pm ET.
> This quiet revolution is driven by corporate oligarchs motivated > parents who want more better business opportunities educational > options for the education industry their children and is driven by > corporate foundations educators and administrators who are claiming > huge tax credits challenging the inertia that will guarantee a > generation of compliant workers has trapped generations of children > in second-rate schools.
> The Obama administration would rather not admit that it is playing a > key modest role in sparking this unpopular overthrow of schools > quiet revolution through outright bribes Race to the Top and other > bundles of cash reform initiatives that are giving starving and > desperate states the payoffs incentive to accept national testing > raise standards, bust the unions improve teacher effectiveness, > build constant surveillance data systems, and replace public schools > with charters turn around low-performing schools.
> During the speech, Duncan will announce Race to the Top finalists.
> Watch the speech live on the web at 12:30 pm ET
> Posted By Jim Horn to Schools Matter at 7/27/2010 09:38:00 AM
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