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Default Education Secretary Duncan calls Hurricane Katrina good for New Orleans schools

There's an old line that sincere idiots say when trying to distract from the destruction Hitler caused...

"At least he made the trains run on time."...

Obviously, no one in their right mind believes that "trade-off" acceptable, and anyone who thinks stuff like that has a permenant member inclusion to the Moron Club...

Along those lines, we have current Education Secretary Arne Duncan...

Education Secretary Duncan calls Hurricane Katrina good for New Orleans schools

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Hurricane Katrina "the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans" because it forced the community to take steps to improve low-performing public schools, according to excerpts from a television interview made public Friday.

Duncan's interview on "Washington Watch With Roland Martin" was scheduled to air Sunday on TV One.
File this under Example #498620 of "Can you imagine if a Republican said this?"...
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Vallas said that about 37,000 students attend New Orleans public schools and that average test scores have risen two years in a row.

Many schools, he said, have been rebuilt or overhauled since the hurricane, and their academic performance is improving.

Paul Pastorek, Louisiana superintendent of education, said of Duncan's comments: "I know it's a strong statement, but it's actually quite accurate. It was a pathetic system before the storm."
His comment might not be as strange as it sounds. Even the superintendent of education agrees with his statement.
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