To quickly expand on the previous post, permit me an analogy to illustrate the absurdity of Arne Duncan’s education program: A rich man walks into a homeless shelter with a 20 pound turkey and announces that the homeless person who performs the most amusing trick will be awarded the turkey. The states are so strapped for cash right now, they will do just about anything to make a buck. Enter Arne Duncan and his disgusting bribe. This is not federalism, it’s organized crime.