I have read in the past where US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has stated that his own children attend public school.
Wow. What a good selling point for Duncan, pusher of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), associated consortium assessments, and test-score-driven reform in general.
However, let us consider the details behind the Duncan children’s “public school” attendance. The information below is from an April 2009 Ed Notes Online article:
When asked this question: As the second education secretary with school-aged kids, where does your daughter go to school, and how important was the school district in your decision about where to live?
Duncan replied: She goes to Arlington [Virginia] public schools. That was why we chose where we live, it was the determining factor. That was the most important thing to me. My family has given up so much so that I could have the opportunity to…
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