U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is guilty of the following: cruelty to children, abuse of power, misapplication of teacher assessment, debasement of public schools, perversion of tests which drive curriculum, and other propaganda issued to profit corporate education reform’s multinational investors and private equity fund managers. Arne Duncan is the PR front-man and financial reward giver/taker who intimidates children, parents, teachers, schools, school districts, and states to comply with expensive and useless high stakes testing. HOW? He talks crazy talk.
Since he is the U.S. Secretary of Education with billions of tax dollars at his command, his crazy talk is repeated, repeated, repeated and spun by corporate media toadies. When a lie is repeated often enough, people treat it as truth; that is propaganda.
CRAZY TALK seems like a rather crude term to use regarding the statements made by a man at his hierarchical governmental level. If it wasn’t crazy talk, then the term would indeed be inappropriate. Since it is crazy talk, the term is simply accurate.
Here are five different statements Arne has made. If they seem unbelievable, Google the statements to see multiple sources of his words. Several have been repeated in remarks to various groups and organizations. Duncan is not stupid; he is a propagandist.
Now, YOU decide just how crazy his INTENTIONAL propaganda is.
CRAZY TALK. Arne Duncan needs to be removed from office or disempowered.
HOW can Duncan be disempowered? Help our children, help all parents and teachers and save public education. You and your friends and their friends can opt out, refuse, his stakes testing. Non-compliance is the solution. It is not easy, but it needs to be done to stop the privatization (corporate takeover) of public education. Go to United Opt Out National for state-by-state directions and sample letters.