In testimony before a Senate committee Thursday, Obama Education
Secretary Arne Duncan admitted he doesn’t know what the
word “tautology” means. This is a bit peculiar for the guy at
the top of the education industry, who we would expect to be
conversant with his native language. But it’s hardly disabling.
English is a very large language, and language instruction in
recent decades has been very small.
What’s more troubling is that, on the available evidence from a
school near you, our Arne, and his legions of edu-bureaucrats,
almost certainly doesn’t know what education means either. And as
he is education minister for the most left-wing president in our
history, he either doesn’t know or has no sympathy for the
verity that education in America is a state and local
responsibility. At least it was when we were still a republic,
rather than the Dr. Moreau hybrid the political class
has caused us to morph into.
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