As Modern School points out here, two weeks ago Secretary of Collaboration Arne Duncan praised the Rhode Island teachers union for all the "collaboration" they have done with the districts in the state.
Last week, the mayor of Providence FIRED EVERY teacher in the city.
Ironically, Obama's Secretary of Collaboration Arne Duncan was silent on the Rhode Island firings.
Perhaps that was because, despite all the collaboration the unionized teachers in Providence have done on issues like Race to the Top, school closures and teacher evaluations, Duncan SUPPORTS the FIRING of EVERY teacher in Providence.
I think, considering his (and his boss's) cheerleading of the FIRING of EVERY teacher up the road in Central Falls, Rhode Island last year, a pretty good argument could made that both Duncan and Obama SUPPORT the FIRING of EVERY teacher in Providence.
Perhaps somebody could ask the Secretary of Collaboration the next time they see him about this?
Or perhaps somebody could ask his boss, President Obama?
I think their silence on this issue is more telling than any jive ass words they could utter, but let's hear those words anyway.