Oops! Education Propagandist Caught In A Lie

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The Washington Post picked up on a bit of a whopper delivered by Education Department propagandist Arne Duncan.

The descriptions of the post-sequester landscape that have been coming out of the Obama Administration have been alarming, specific–and, in at least some cases, hyped.

“There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can’t come back this fall,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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. (Read More)

It had nothing at all to do with the sequester. The state had changed how they allocate federal funding for poor children, and some educators were being shifted around accordingly. The county also lost Head Start funding because the Obama administration deemed their program deficient. So that didn’t have anything to do with the sequester, either. But the administration never lets the truth get in the way of their scare tactics.