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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-14-10 08:04 PM
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70. madforidian has given you more than ample evidence, what
have you offered to counter any of it? Nothing that I have seen in this thread. Arnie Duncan is the Flim Flam Man, if you look
back at his alleged stellar record, you'll find more information that does not help Duncan's reputation nor does it foster any
confidence. This is just one sample:

Education Secretary Arne Duncan's legacy as Chicago schools chief questioned
By Nick Anderson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CHICAGO -- Soon after Arne Duncan left his job as schools chief here to become one of the most powerful U.S. education secretaries ever, his former students sat for federal achievement tests. This month, the mathematics report card was delivered: Chicago trailed several cities in performance and progress made over six years.

Miami, Houston and New York had higher scores than Chicago on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Boston, San Diego and Atlanta had bigger gains. Even fourth-graders in the much-maligned D.C. schools improved nearly twice as much since 2003.

The federal readout is just one measure of Duncan's record as chief executive of the nation's third-largest system. Others show advances on various fronts. But the new math scores signal that Chicago is nowhere near the head of the pack in urban school improvement, even though Duncan often cites the successes of his tenure as he crusades to fix public education.

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  -Eli Broad: "with election of Obama and his appointment of Duncan, the stars are aligned" madfloridian  Jul-13-10 08:28 AM   #0 
  - More about close ties and aligning stars.  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 10:16 AM   #1 
  - I don't really know what to say about it.  LWolf   Jul-13-10 10:30 AM   #2 
  - There's not much to say, you are right.  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 11:29 AM   #3 
  - k & r  Starry Messenger   Jul-13-10 12:19 PM   #4 
  - I wish someone would post something here at DU about what evil Obama is NOT responsible for  Gman   Jul-13-10 01:55 PM   #5 
  - Wahh, Wahh.  Dinger   Jul-13-10 04:13 PM   #6 
  - Any comments on the article? No, just poor Obama being "badmouthed".  Bluebear   Jul-13-10 04:14 PM   #7 
  - New to DU?  Jakes Progress   Jul-13-10 04:29 PM   #8 
  - It's a good thing...  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:05 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-13-10 11:11 PM   #43 
  - Oxygen is still free!  Starry Messenger   Jul-13-10 05:46 PM   #27 
  - The sun came up this morning!!!  QC   Jul-13-10 06:37 PM   #33 
  - Yeah, we never said anything bad about Bush here.  QC   Jul-13-10 06:34 PM   #32 
  - I agree with you. And a large percentage of the whining is from teachers.  Diane R   Jul-16-10 02:44 AM   #79 
     - Whining?  Catshrink   Jul-16-10 05:00 PM   #81 
        - I AM a teacher. M.Ed . And I know full well that many teachers shouldn't be in the classroom.  Diane R   Jul-16-10 10:32 PM   #82 
  - I'll keep reccing your threads while arne is wrecking schools.  Jakes Progress   Jul-13-10 04:31 PM   #9 
  - Union busting courtesy of a Dem. administraion. Lovely.  Bluebear   Jul-13-10 04:32 PM   #10 
  - How do you reconcile AFT support with the accusation of "union busting?"  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 05:13 PM   #15 
  - Randi was a Broad scholar and teacher. She has her agenda.  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:41 PM   #25 
  - So the AFT are sellouts? n/t  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 06:47 PM   #35 
  - Not the entire AFT  erodriguez   Jul-13-10 10:01 PM   #42 
  - she's a plant. when i started reading up about her history, i was astonished.  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 12:33 PM   #51 
  - Rather than whining on the internet, the AFT is actually organizing charter school teachers  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-13-10 05:50 PM   #28 
  - And I think you've banged the nail on the head, sir...n/t  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 06:50 PM   #36 
  - There's Randi and her agenda and then there's the rank and file members  proud2BlibKansan   Jul-14-10 01:38 PM   #55 
  - Eh fights Republicans and doesn't afraid of anything.  Lasher   Jul-13-10 05:18 PM   #19 
  - Okay ...  Kweli4Real   Jul-13-10 05:06 PM   #12 
     - You are brave. Welcome to DU!!!  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 05:12 PM   #13 
     - That was not a very nice comment. It was an insult to me.  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:16 PM   #17 
     - I note you still haven't replied to Kweli substantively.....  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 05:19 PM   #20 
     - That is the only thing you can up with? See? I told you so.  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:38 PM   #23 
        - What would you do to a student who responded to your queries with journal posts?  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 06:40 PM   #34 
           - lol  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 06:57 PM   #37 
              - I get why some teachers would respond to that post with  msanthrope   Jul-13-10 07:05 PM   #38 
     - Amen, Play It Again Sam  Dirigo   Jul-16-10 04:09 PM   #80 
     - madforidian has given you more than ample evidence, what  Jefferson23   Jul-14-10 08:04 PM   #70 
     - Ooohh.. may I please direct you.  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:13 PM   #16 
     - Woah, remind me not to pull on your chain.  Lasher   Jul-13-10 05:23 PM   #21 
        - Oh, but nothing is ever enough here. Obama's plan for education  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:40 PM   #24 
           - I just can't believe he's pushing this privatization.  Lasher   Jul-13-10 06:30 PM   #31 
     - And after you read my research and the educ. forum...  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:17 PM   #18 
     - Education is in a shambles due to underfunding since the days of Ronnie. Once they starved it of...  laughingliberal   Jul-13-10 05:58 PM   #29 
     - You have received some good answers  Jakes Progress   Jul-13-10 07:28 PM   #39 
     - Thank you for your substantive response ......  Kweli4Real   Jul-14-10 11:25 AM   #46 
        - The concerted effort to divert resources from public schools  madfloridian   Jul-14-10 11:34 AM   #47 
        - The diversion of resources is ...  Kweli4Real   Jul-14-10 05:49 PM   #64 
           - say when a school has problems just defund it.  madfloridian   Jul-15-10 12:17 PM   #75 
        - Oh, and I read one of the MadFloridian's links before ...  Kweli4Real   Jul-14-10 11:44 AM   #50 
           - union agreements make it difficult to *arbitrarily* terminate teachers.  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 12:38 PM   #52 
           - I agree, in principle; but in practice ...  Kweli4Real   Jul-14-10 05:58 PM   #65 
           - The RI teachers were fired because of Arne's new policies and bribes  madfloridian   Jul-14-10 01:56 PM   #56 
           - I realize that you are personally invested in this issue ...  Kweli4Real   Jul-14-10 06:04 PM   #66 
              - The firings in RI did not differentiate  Catshrink   Jul-14-10 06:30 PM   #68 
              - Baloney. The goals are private control and cheaper teachers.  madfloridian   Jul-15-10 11:55 AM   #72 
              - you're misinformed. there was no such backstory.  Hannah Bell   Jul-15-10 11:59 AM   #73 
           - I don't know what kind of HR dept you work for  Jakes Progress   Jul-14-10 04:33 PM   #62 
              - I do not work in a school district, but I do work in government ...  Kweli4Real   Jul-14-10 06:18 PM   #67 
                 - You really need to spend some time in schools.  Jakes Progress   Jul-14-10 08:29 PM   #71 
                 - My last two principals were sorry as hell.  madfloridian   Jul-15-10 12:21 PM   #76 
     - I AM a teacher.  LWolf   Jul-14-10 11:39 AM   #48 
  - A plan for the alignment of the stars was in place...(angry rant warning)  ooglymoogly   Jul-13-10 05:13 PM   #14 
  - Paragraphs my friend, paragraphs.  Catshrink   Jul-13-10 07:36 PM   #41 
  - If you are the punctuation and paragraph police I suggest  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 02:03 PM   #57 
  - "You have been hit by a Wall of Text for 200 points of damage.  Occulus   Jul-14-10 11:40 AM   #49 
     - Of these points....From what figment do they come?  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 02:17 PM   #58 
        - That's accept  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 03:26 PM   #60 
  - K & R  Michigan-Arizona   Jul-13-10 05:24 PM   #22 
  - The replies here show me that Arne's policies will get done..  madfloridian   Jul-13-10 05:42 PM   #26 
  - Yeah. Strangle the funding for education for 3 decades & the stars align for the vultures to move in  laughingliberal   Jul-13-10 06:00 PM   #30 
  - Exactly right.  madfloridian   Jul-14-10 11:09 AM   #45 
  - +1 nt  ooglymoogly   Jul-14-10 03:28 PM   #61 
  - +10  LWolf   Jul-15-10 12:00 PM   #74 
  - They have to bust the Teachers Unions....  lib2DaBone   Jul-13-10 07:35 PM   #40 
  - nodding  Bluebear   Jul-14-10 04:36 PM   #63 
  - Eli Broad should stick to building houses and stop interfering in education.  JDPriestly   Jul-14-10 02:40 AM   #44 
  - Public Takeover  november3rd   Jul-14-10 01:24 PM   #53 
  - I use twist-ties myself, great for bagging apples!  DailyGrind51   Jul-14-10 01:34 PM   #54 
  - I have no clue what that means.  madfloridian   Jul-14-10 02:48 PM   #59 
  - kickety n/t  RainDog   Jul-14-10 06:42 PM   #69 
  - Late K&R . . . and impossible to deny that the same destructive themes are  defendandprotect   Jul-16-10 12:22 AM   #77 
  - kick  noamnety   Jul-16-10 12:53 AM   #78 

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