Will Education Department staffers who attended the Al Sharpton rally receive extra credit?
3:15 PM, Sep 2, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
As we reported earlier, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is downplaying his urging of DOE employees (and not just the political appointees) to take part in last Saturday's Al Sharpton counter-rally in Washington, describing it as a "back-to-school" event. And as CATO's Neal McCluskey reminds us, this all has a familiar ring:
Just as bad, says McCluskey, is Duncan's calling education "the civil rights issue of our generation."
Saying one thing and doing another is called "being hypocritical." Next time, try doing what you say others ought to do. In other words, practice what you preach.
And that's one to grow on.