5:54pm March 4, 2013

Pink Slips: Education Secretary Modifies Sequester Comments


This morning in Washington, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan clarified a statement (see video at bottom) last week regarding whether teackers would receive “pink slips’ as a result of automatic budget cuts under sequestration.  More substantively, Secretary Duncan stood with school administrators from across the country who will be impacted by sequester cuts.

They were:

Marc Jackson, Superintendent, Silver Valley Unified School District, Yermo, CA
Deborah Jackson-Dennison, Superintendent, Window Rock Unified School District #8, Fort Defiance, AZ
Dennis Jarrett, Chief Financial Officer, York County School Division, Yorktown, VA
Susan Smit, Superintendent, Wagner Community School, Wagner, SD
Henry Strom, Superintendent, Mt. Adams School District, White Swan, WA
Ron Walker, Superintendent, Geary County Schools 475, Junction City, KS

The Education Secretary and the education professionals were frustrated as they told reporters of the many ways their districts will be impacted as a result of a loss in federal funding.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, speaker, strategist, comms expert and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She's been a former staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers.



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