We’re trying to balance two priorities, working with students who have fallen on hard times while trying to be good stewards of the taxpayers’ dollar,” said Justin Hamilton, a Department of Education spokesman. “We’re always going to be in a process of continuous improvement.
@ArneDuncan highlights @BarackObama’s commitment to education at #DNC2012
“Secretary Duncan has said that class-size efforts should be targeted where the evidence shows they’re most effective, especially the early years,” said Hamilton, “And that the most important thing we can do is have a great teacher in every classroom.”
“That’s a far cry from that saying class sizes don’t matter or that we don’t need more teachers as an excuse to slash investments in education and shower tax benefits on millionaires and billionaires as the House Republican budget does,” he said.
Our investigation covers not just the Sandusky allegations but all potential sexual offense issues at Penn State,” Department of Education spokesman Justin Hamilton said. “We’ll continue working with all relevant individuals, including campus officials and law enforcement personnel, to determine whether or not there were any violations of the Clery Act. We are taking a close look at the Freeh report as well as all relevant information to determine how it may aid our investigation.
Pull Quote: “As we work to get the economy back on track, no one is suggesting it would be a good idea to double interest rates on credit cards or home mortgages. Why then do some believe it’s a good idea to double interest rates for students?”
This is a direct mail hit job the Family Research Council put together as part of a larger Right-Wing smear campaign against Kevin Jennings following his appointment by President Obama to head up the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.
The attempt to force Jennings to resign or be fired — which followed the successful pressure campaigns leading Van Jones and others to leave the administration — failed thanks to our rapid response efforts.