Arne Duncan – one white male Obama Cabinet member we can do without

Time to say good-bye, Arne

Talk is going around that diversity is taking a big hit in the President’s cabinet. Hillary Clinton is being replaced by¬† John Perry, not Susan Rice. Three other recent replacement picks were all white men.

Meanwhile, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is apparently staying.

Come on Arne, it’s time to take one for the good of the nation.

Time to step aside for a real educator like Linda Darling-Hammond or someone with in-depth department experience like Diane Ravitch.

Either of them, or countless others, would bring some diversity and – big bonus – wouldn’t continue your stupid, damaging, ill-conceived pro-corporate reform education agenda.

Just a thought.

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Julie Woestehoff is PURE's executive director. Julie's work has earned her a Ford Foundation award and recognition as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Chicago.