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The Secretary of Education, Arnie Duncan, wants Vince Gray– who African Americans overwhelmingly voted for in DC’s 2010 mayoral primary– to denounce the electorate that disapproves of Rhee and her divisive approach to implementing school reform in D.C.

Duncan recently told Newsweek that he will talk with Gray about keeping Rhee.   Newsweek reported, “Duncan has some influence with Gray, since the federal department recently announced that D.C. was one of the winners of the national Race to the Top school-reform competition, and stands to win $75 million if it implements the reform Rhee’s administration outlined in its application.”

How dare he attempt to regress this country to the pre-civil rights era when government sanctioned policies “masking taped” the mouths of African Americans and silenced their voice.  The will of the people was expressed at the polls on September 14, 2010.  It is sovereign, inalienable and even the highest ranking government officials are required to respect it.  A presidential appointment doesn’t endow Arnie Duncan with the authority to disregard the democratic process and superimpose his personal wants over the will of U.S. citizens.

To express your concerns regarding Arnie Duncan marginalizing D.C. voters; please contact the White House Office of Public Engagement at 202-456-1111 or via email at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact


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