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  1. Sec. Duncan: if you want to “continue the conversation” with the American people, why are there no comments allowed on most of your postings?

  2. I see it all the time an adult that is uneducated; they do not even know how read at their 30’s 40’s 50’s years of age. I keep on hearing how children increasingly droping out of school. Shame on the department of education and the politicians who allow this to happen! We need more schools not less, we need more teachers and better teachers. We need more money to put these people back into school so that they can become better productive during the remainding part of their lives. We need a better educational system that will out do any other country in the world!In fact all of them combined.Come on America lets just do it. The students come first not the politicans; not the teachers not the money. Reopen all of the schools and add the special teachers that really want teach and who care about the students and the subject matter; teachers that make the subject matter interesting and fun to learn! All subjects can be taught in this manner.

  3. Thank you for your kind words about teachers on Cnn. I would invite you to visit my middle school in New York and a chance to discuss my research on high-stakes testing and the work I have been doing teaching 8th graders.
    Much of my research supports Linda Darling-Hammond’s research and I would like to see reforms regarding teacher training and employment training.
    As a teacher, school board president and researcher of education I would like to be part of the issues public education and teachers are facing.

  4. You don’t have to take a tour bus to find out what is going on in the education system and why they are dropping out of school at an alarming rate. I am the founder of a non- profit organization. I am register with the State of N C. I have over 20 years of documentation and responses, from the Board of Education, to the politicians to lawyer, from lawyers to judges, the list is endless. For years and years I tried so hard,to draw attention to the cries of the CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE. Twice I have sent the President Obama a package, enclose was my research and finding concerning what is really going on in the school system. P S. My guidance counselor encouraged me to drop out of school because I was having a baby. I was devasted. I have a client who was a straight ‘A’ student, just because she miss over 21 days out of school, They advised her to drop out. She couldn’t comprehend that. She dropped out of school. If you really want to know what is going on, I am the one that you should talk too, because I have the proof. Those politicians don’t care nothing about the teachers nor the stundents.

  5. I AGREE PATRICE. I FEEL MOST OF THIS IS JUST HOOPLA AND SINCE IDEA IS A FEDERAL LAW IT IS THE FEDERAL LEVEL WHICH HAS NEGLECTED OUR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THE MOST.SINCE THERE WAS NO ACCOUNTABLE FROM THE TOP PARENT SOLELY NAVIGATED SYSTEMS OF NEGLECT AND THE SYSTEMS CONTINUED TO NEGLECT OUR CHILDREN

  6. I am so thankful for your energy and enthusiasm for education. You and all the young teachers and children are our hope for our country and the world. Thank you for your leadership and inclusion of all the special needs that students and their families bring to school. Education is “the best” and the
    “most exciting” profession and the foundation of all the other professions.
    Public education needs to be understood, laws clarified, appropriate methods applied. This is the way to impact the economy and the lives of everyone for abundant living. Best wishes for your success and the success of “our public”!

  7. Did you happen to visit any of the schools in this country that are denying the right to an education to our children with special needs? Who is holding the school districts accountable for violating Federal laws and civil rights and deciding that children with autism and behavior problems and other special needs are not entitled to an education? Why are they still allowed to segregate our children, provide no access to typical peers, not make the appropriate accomodations, and decide that our children are not worth an education? Why are our children still being placed in closets and padded rooms and sent home with bruises and not receiving an education?

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