Obama Education Secretary Slams Texas Social Studies Standards, But Has He Read Them?
“President Obama’s Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, has released a critical statement about our freshly adopted social studies standards. This wouldn’t have anything to do with Texas rejecting Obama & Duncan’s “Race to the Top” initiative, now would it? I think it is pretty obvious who’s palying politics here with just another example of an attempted Washington takeover”, said Jonathan Saenz of Liberty Institute.
See statement here. http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives/2010/05/education_secre.html?plckCurrentPage=1
Speaking of attempted Washington takeovers, see Brooke Terry’s excellent piece on the Race to the Top issue, here. http://biggovernment.com/bdterry/2010/01/15/texas-is-right-to-quit-the-race-for-the-top-education-program/