Frankenquester fail #2: Education Secretary Duncan lies about teachers getting 'pink slips' already

Maybe the administration is just too anxious to inflict pain in the American people. First the release of illegal immigrant criminals, before the cuts have even happened. This follows on the heels of Education Secretary Duncan's statement on Face the Nation where he tried to scare parents by saying that "There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can't come back this fall..." But when challenged yesterday by the press, Duncan backtracked: When he was pressed in a White House briefing Wednesday to come up with an example, Duncan named a single county in West Virginia and acknowledged, "whether it's all sequester-related, I don't know." And, as it turns out, it isn't. Officials in Kanawha County, West Virginia say that the "transfer notices" sent to at least 104 educators had more to do with a separate matter that involves a change in the way West Virginia allocates federal dollars designated for poor children. The transfer...(Read Full Post)