By: Bill Bosher
While it seems from recent polls that Washington political operatives, both appointed and elected, have reached a low that is almost unimaginable unless intended, one has crossed the Potomac to expand the boundaries of confusion…if not bias.
A Politico reporter summarized comments made by US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as delivered to state school chiefs meeting in Richmond:
"It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they were, and that's pretty scary," Duncan said. "You've bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child's going to be prepared.' That can be a punch in the gut."