On this night, after having read this interview, I became an official Arne Duncan fan.
And I am wearing my hoodie up because I am only hoping that I don’t have to hide my head underneath a full bag at some point in the future regretting the day that I made this proclamation forevermore to be referenced by the digital literati.
But he won me over. I believe his actions will follow his intentions and American education will be better off, will turn a new leaf with this man in charge.
Besides, sitting on the fence reserving judgement is something that doesn’t suit me well. We need change, we need action, we need to re-shuffle the deck (and not view it as deck chairs on the Titanic). And so, I am staking my claim as an official supporter.
As you know, I was never a fan of Spellings and felt that she was a calamity for public education. Then again, I felt that way about Dubya as well. But Mr. Duncan has just won my support and I will now feel comfy to tell all I know that he has earned it. And why?
Well, if you read the aforementioned interview, one thing is quite clear… HE GETS IT!
Now, the question becomes, can he remediate it? Well, he’s gonna need help from teachers, from people like me, if he is gonna be successful.
So here we go. God’s speed, Arne. God’s speed.