Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Arne Duncan's life of privilege seems to have limited his imagination

From an article in today's NYT, here's Arne Duncan: “When everyone is treated the same, I can’t think of a more demeaning way of treating people."

Hm.  I can think of some more demeaning ways.


  1. Another kind of privilege: Sherman Alexie was interviewed in the Boston Globe and said, "[A]t this pawnshop in Spokane you could get 10 paperbacks in a bag for a dollar. My mom and dad would go to hawk stuff so we could eat and then give me a dollar for books."

    1. Yeah--if he'd had different parents, we wouldn't be reading his books now, that's pretty clear. And if Duncan had had different parents, he wouldn't be SecEd, even if he WAS still really tall.