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others from these minority groups

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Listen to the Secretary's words on an NPR interview.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5034973

"African American and Hispanic students in most of these districts performed as well or better than others from these minority groups nationwide."

So?

We have one more example of spinning bad news.

Is this the soft bigotry of low expectations slipping from the tongue of someone who is fond of accusing others of this sin?

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Failing NAEP

Asked about the failure of the nation's largest cities to show gains on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Ed Secretary slipped into some patronizing language about "others from these minority groups" that was ironic given her fondness for accusing others of bigotry.