Election 2015: BESE District 2 – Orange Jones vs. Washington

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“Duncan does not have the natural personality of a provocateur, but in his just-saying, matter-of-fact way, he blurts out a lot of provocative things. He has attributed outrage over Common Core to ‘white suburban moms’ who find out ‘their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought.’ He has described Hurricane Katrina as ‘the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans.'” – Politico (9/23/15)

Michael Grunwald

Senior Staff Writer, Magazine

“When I confront fellow liberals about defending the deeply hierarchical, inequitable link between real estate prices and school enrollment, they almost always say something to the effect of, “Why can’t we just make all schools great?” (Seriously, I do this a lot.)” – The 74 (9/10/15)

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Conor P. Williams

Senior researcher, New America Foundation

“With its ruling, the court has locked Washington State into a defunct, 100 year old notion of public schooling that makes it impossible for the citizens or the legislature to experiment with new, more flexible, and possibly more effective ways of educating the state’s children.” – Education Gadfly (9/9/15)

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Robin Lake

Director, Center on Reinventing Public Education