Tag Archives: Secretary of Education

Not so fast, Betsy!

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of State, took a page from her new boss’ playbook and went directly to the people via Twitter about Common Core. Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Praises Obama, Duncan on Education Policy

From CBS News: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sure looks like a politician who is not running for office. In a wide-ranging interview with Charlie Rose for “CBS This Morning,” Bush offered some light praise for President Obama and said … Continue reading

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Smacking Down Margaret Spellings

Last weekend’s Huffington Post piece by Bush-era Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings was a remarkable exercise in condescension and self-righteousness.  Her mischaracterizations of teachers was unprecedented and representative of someone who never should have been in such a position of power … Continue reading

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Arne Duncan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do for His Attack on Rick Perry

This week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan blasted the performance of Texas schools while Rick Perry has been governor. Hot Air’s Tina Korbe provided this link to Duncan’s interview with Bloomberg News’ Al Hunt: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s … Continue reading

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Is it a Good Thing that Rick Hess is So Mad at Arne Duncan?

Wow. The American Enterprise Institute’s  Rick Hess has  dropped the Constitution bomb on Arne Duncan: Our earnest Secretary of Education, who famously (and bizarrely) promised Congress a billion-dollar edu-bonus if it reauthorized NCLB by the administration’s deadline and to the President’s … Continue reading

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