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Education is the great equalizer and is required in a well-functioning democracy. Unfortunately, our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has proven that he is out of touch with the needs of our students:

1) He stated that “the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina.” (1) The result that he heralds is a system where public schools have been dismantled. It is now completely comprised of charter schools. (2)

2) Standardized testing has grown under his tenure. The high-stakes nature of these tests is stressful for students, leaves less time for instruction and wastes limited education funds.

3) He has never taught in a classroom and should be seeking the input of teachers on what reforms would actually help our students. Instead, he has alienated them.

Sign the petition to fire Arne Duncan at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/fire-arne-duncan/2gNq0vgP

(1) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR2010012903259.html
(2)http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/4/new-orleans-charterschoolseducationreformracesegregation.html


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