My Petition to the White House: Replace Arne Duncan with Diane Ravitch

Subsequent to writing this post, I submitted my official petition to the White House.  The link to it can be found at the following post: Official Petition to the White House: Replace Duncan with Ravitch.  Please consider signing it!


OK, after tweeting the following, someone recommended I create a “We the People” petition at regarding replacing Arne Duncan with Diane Ravitch…my text for the petition follows further below…let me know feedback so I can tighten it up before I submit it officially…


Replace Sec. of Ed Arne Duncan with Prof. Diane Ravitch as Duncan’s ed advice to Obama hurts more students than it helps

If Pres. Obama truly desires to provide all students with access to the best public education possible, and concurrently to energize teachers as an important voting bloc in his re-election campaign, he should replace Sec. of Ed. Arne Duncan with Prof. Diane Ravitch, or someone else not beholden to corporate interests, such as Prof. Linda Darling-Hammond, Prof. Yong Zhao, or similar. Duncan’s current ed policies align more with corporate interests, and those interested in privatizing K-12 education, than what parents, students, and teachers know to be best practices. Let’s let neurocognitive research on how students learn best, along with experts in the field determine how best to teach our nation’s students, rather than ed reform wannabes with little to no experience teaching children.

Created: May 27, 2012
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Education, Regulatory Reform

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Independent consultant and junior college adjunct instructor. Former secondary math teacher who taught math intervention, algebra 1, geometry, accelerated algebra 2, precalculus, honors precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. Prior to teaching, I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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1 Response to My Petition to the White House: Replace Arne Duncan with Diane Ravitch

  1. Pingback: Junk science in education: Testing doesn’t work, can’t evaluate teachers « Millard Fillmore's Bathtub

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