Liberals Panicking Over Trump’s Possible Education Secretary Pick!

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November 19, 2016

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Over the past week, liberals have been freaking out over the different members announced for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. From Steve Bannnon to General Michael Flynn, the left has been in panic mode over what they consider inappropriate picks for the White House.

Well, one man whose name has just been floated as a possible pick for Department of Education is none other than Larry Arnn, president of the conservative Hillsdale College.

Hillsdale College, as most of you know, accepts no federal money, and therefore is the antithesis to everything liberals believe, so Arnn’s potential role in the Trump administration will likely drive the left mad.

“Names fly around at light speed. Mine is one of the minor names. This is not the first time this has happened to me,” Arnn wrote in an email to Hillsdale’s campus newspaper on Thursday.

“Some people of influence would like for me to do it,” Arnn said of filling the education secretary post, noting that he has not formally been asked by the president-elect’s team if he is interested in the Cabinet-level position. “If those people decide to ask me, then I will make a decision. I will make no decision that I think would harm the college or result in my permanent separation from it.”

93 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

    Homeschool! Get the Fed out of the kids heads, pants and restrooms!

  • Karll says:

    Hopefully, this appointee will oversee the DISMANTLING of the Federal
    Dept of Education.

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  • M. D'Souza says:

    Pres. Larry Arnn is THE BEST choice for the Education Secretary, in Pres.-elect Trumps administration. See how low our education system has sunk, with the influence of the liberal academia, liberal media, & the Hollywood.

  • DRobb says:

    Just saw him live last week. What a fine man and a brilliant scholar. He’s forgotten more about education than most teachers know. He laughs at his own jokes. Great guy.

  • Buford says:

    Donald Trump is assembling a Dream Team and the commicrats experience Delerium Tremens. They may feel like dying, but its just withdrawal pains from the teat suddenly drying up.

  • MoonBeamWatcher says:

    After Imon Obamah filled the Education slot with a Radical pro Homosexual and leaves a acomplishment of putting men in womens’s showers and locker rooms along with regular toilet facilities one MUST breath a sigh of relief that some sense of normalcy will be installed! The greatest choice would be to eliminate this Secrataite Chair altogether and let the States guide all LOCAL education decisions!

  • pogo46 says:

    What an AWESOME choice…I love their classes and Imprimus ! He is a good man !

  • Tiger says:

    With what we have seen with this election coming out of our colleges and Public Schools we better do something and fast. They have been duped and brought up to believe in nothing but one way of thinking and only one way of acting. They are not loving this country, they don’t know it’s history, they don’t know the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, they have not a clue what Communism and Socialism REALLY IS and they know nothing about the wars fought and the lives lost to save the world from Hitler etc.

    Better get this show on the right track and get this country back. Thank you Assange and Trump but most of all thank you my Father who art in Heaven. You slapped um good.

  • justinwachin says:

    Changes are needed. Having someone who runs a college which doesn’t receive federal money might be a good idea. Over the years higher education has become more expensive. We need someone that can reform our bloated education system.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    The school systems are the biggest problem we have with our younger generations! Clean out all the well placed socialist teachers, do away with the common core BS and get our country back on track and a lot of it starting at HOME! People, please start taking more interest in your kids and know what’s going on in lives and in school! I know it can be tough, but both of my parents worked but they made sure that they spent time with us and THANK GOD we didn’t have cell phones and video games!!

  • Bob says:

    Let’s see: Trump won, gets to pick the cabinet and staff he wants, and the Democrats howl at his choices. Obama chose racists like Van Jones and Republicans were told he could choose who ever he wanted because he won. He chose various extremists, in the view of Conservatives, to fill posts and that was fine. However, the reverse is NOT true now? To quote or current President: Elections have consequences.

  • Martin Aschoff says:

    I think bobstuff said it best: “Our country is lagging behind the rest of the world in education and Trump says he wants to make America great again.” So why don’t we just give that a chance to work, and let go of all the other failed programs, that caused us to be behind.

  • reggie says:

    Libs hate the picks? Good! Once they realize what freedom is really about, hopefully they’ll change their tune. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have no goals, to have no inspiration or desire to find out what they are capable of as sovereign individuals. Really sad.

  • American Me says:

    Lets get back to real education.No more Common Core brain washing in our schools. Back to Reading,Writing ,Arithmetic and bring back American History to our classrooms.If you don’t know where you came from it is hard to envision your future.Students today have no idea about the founding of our country and our history.Of course in Socialist America as the dems were planning they didn’t want kids to know anything about our past and our country.Just do as you are told you brainwashed little robots.
    Now we have the chance to reverse all that has happened during the Obama Years and it all must be erased.Wipe the boards clean as if Obama never existed.But never forget what can happen if you don’t pay attention to what is happening in our Government.

    1. bobnstuff says:

      You haven’t even looked at Common Core have you? http://teachinghistory.org/issues-and-research/roundtable/25348
      We still teach History in our schools. If anything it’s better then before because students are encouraged to think about what it means. I have been dealing with Common Core for a while and it is different then the way I was taught but once I understood what it was doing it made sense. I still have problems with the math, not because there is anything wrong with it but because I learned it in a totally different way.

      1. Rodney Steward says:

        All about socialism, and not one thing about our founding fathers, ever watch Waters World, kids are totally stupid and know nothing at all about our history, and most couldn’t even tell you who the vice Prez. was!

        1. bobnstuff says:

          How would you know? have you ever look at any of the books they are using?

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            YES I have bobby!!

          2. bobnstuff says:

            Then you should know about how they are teaching history. How do you like the idea of using history as part of teaching English. Do you agree that tying lessons together makes sense.

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            Don’t approve of the socialist teachers that this black administration has put in place! And common core, you’re never wrong, regardless if it’s right or wrong, it’s right! This makes all races equal!

      2. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

        Oh, so that explains why your brain is stuck in neutral.

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          HA, HA, HA, ………………….., NAILED THAT MY FRIEND!!

          1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            well maybe he might go and re-exam himself, but then again, not likely, as he might fail.

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            LOL, I KNOW HE WOULD!! 🙂

      3. Linda says:

        Common core has changed the history in the books that our children are reading. Fox news interviewed students on the Princeton University campus and they thought Abraham Lincoln and George Bush was 2 of our founding fathers. This is pathetic. I’m just glad that wasn’t my kid because I would have been totally embarrassed. Parents need to take the time and read the junk the kids are bringing home.

        1. bobnstuff says:

          Sorry but the books have nothing to do with Common Core. The state board of education pick the books. They probably got the Texas books. They talked about slavery like it was just a job. I know it wouldn’t be my kids because I took a interest in their education. It’s easy to blame the schools but I bet these kids parents couldn’t tell you who the founding fathers were. People here don’t trust the government but if they have to actually do anything then they complain that the government isn’t doing enough. The schools can only do so much and if parents don’t do their job in raising their children you can’t blame the schools. Also those kids didn’t have common core if they are in college, at most they would have had three years of it and most people learn about the founding fathers by ninth grade. Once again Fox News misinforms you.

          1. Linda says:

            My husband and I are both retired school teachers from Texas, and yes the history part of our educational system has changed unfortunately. When I was growing up our history was about the Constitution, world wars, founding of the United States, presidents, civil war and slavery, capitals, important dates, and Christianity because that is what this county was founded on. Try finding all these things in the school books today. It no longer exists because liberals would love to change our history and brainwash our children in believing it. It’s a tragedy.

          2. bobnstuff says:

            The constitution was never part of the history class, it was part of civics. If you we taught that our country was founded on Christianity you were lie to since half the founders were not even Christians. If you want to know who decides what is in your history books don’t look to Washington, they have no control. Look to Texas since they are the ones that decides what are in the books. I’m surprised you don’t know this being from Texas and all.

          3. Linda says:

            I understand the history of today because I read my grandchildren’s book and help them with homework, so I’m very familiar with what is printed in the textbooks. I can’t believe you would say that the Constitution is not a part of history; possibly the most important part of historyin this country. Civics class is one of the three required classes listed as our history required classes for high school graduation in the state of Texas.

          4. bobnstuff says:

            When I was in school Government was a class unto itself. One year you had world history, the next year of US history and the next year of Government. The fact of the constitution was taught in history, they spent a whole day or so on it. In civics or government we spent weeks on the constitution, We also learned how the government worked and the power of the different branches. We also looked at our state government.

            My grandson is in sixth grade and has a fair understand of history. It’s taught different but the facts haven’t changed. They don’t push the names a dates as much as in my day but it’s more the what and why things happened. It might just be because of my love of history but my grandson really love it. He knows more about WW II then I did till college. It seems to be more of an exploring of history then just learning facts.

            Education is going through another revolution and the change isn’t easy for some people. It’s not the first time it’s happened. Every few years new ideas on teaching come along. Some work and some get left by the wayside. It will be another ten years before we really see if Common Core really works.

          5. Linda says:

            The founding fathers were Christians with the exception of a few and they went along with the majority. Read the Declaration of Independence. It states that the founding fathers depended on the Almighty God. Our money has In God WE Trust, our pledge, one nation under God, and the list goes on and on. Read some of our OLD history books and the original transcripts from the founders of our great country. Your eyes will be opened, I assure you.

          6. bobnstuff says:

            Exceptions like Jefferson, Franklin and Washington. In God we Trust was put on or money in the 1957. You might note that Jesus isn’t mentioned in the constitution. The first amendment deals with freedom of religion so I guess they must have believe it was important. One nation under God was added in 1954. I have read a lot of the writings of our founding fathers as well as much history of the early country. Have you? I majored in college in English and minored in History. If you want to know what Thomas Jefferson said about anything you can find it at https://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/drudging-writing-table

  • bobnstuff says:

    Interesting choice to head a department. He has not experience with the agency and hold a non mainstream view on the roll of government in education. This is a man who runs a very small college. Is this the best choice we have? Our country is lagging behind the rest of the world in education and Trump says he wants to make America great again. Is this how we make it great? If Trump wants the federal government out of the education business, fine just close the department and stop sending any money to the states for education. Of course that means each state will have their own standards and the poorer states will fall behind. After all why should the country care if the people of state like West Virginia get the same level of education as Connecticut. Why standardize education across our country? With different standards the rich states can move ahead and their students can get into the better schools. Get rid of the department of education. Just so you know our founding fathers believed in universal free education for all.

    1. McFerguson says:

      Yes, and we did pretty well without a Department of Education for the first two hundred years of our existence. We don’t need the federal government dictating to us which food must be consumed for school lunches or which courses must be taken to satisfy federal government curriculums. And we certainly don’t need the federal government dictating to us which bathroom transgenders are entitled to use. Common sense and biology will inform that decision. And tell your Mr. Obama any other decision in that regard is non-negotiable. Period.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        You are a little clueless about how the department of education works. When the federal government gives money out the feel that they should oversee how it’s spent. Schools are not made to take that money but if they choose to then it has to be spent the way it is meant to be. The federal government has pretty much left the states run their schools.

        “Raising academic standards for all students and measuring student achievement to hold schools accountable for
        educational progress are central strategies for promoting educational excellence and equity in our Nation’s schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) supports State efforts to establish challenging standards, develop aligned assessments, and build accountability systems for districts and schools that are based on
        educational results. In particular, ESEA includes explicit requirements to ensure that students served by Title I are given the same opportunity to achieve to high standards and are held to the same high expectations as all other students in each State.”

        This is what the job of the Department of Education, their statement not mine. You might notice that their role is to promote and support.

        1. McFerguson says:

          Yes, and their role should be to cease and desist. You’re done, over, through, kaput. Dissolve posthaste!

          Has anybody ever referred to you as a condescending little twit? Or a typical liberal? Just wondering…

          1. bobnstuff says:

            While we are at it lets get rid of the Bureau of Weights and Measures. We don’t need national standards on anything. Has anyone ever pointed out that you are totally misinformed about just about everything? Just wondering…

          2. McFerguson says:

            Only clueless ‘progressives’ like yourself who function on the fringes of a free market economy, where you’re probably paid to pass your nonsense on to our children in some liberal school setting. I taught my children to be grateful for everything, entitled to nothing. They grew up believing they, themselves, were responsible for the outcomes of their lives. They understood that the world has never been a level playing field so they never accepted the gibberish and nonsense that somebody else owes them a living. They worked, as I did, and they are prospering.

          3. bobnstuff says:

            Do you believe that a high school diploma should mean something. If I go to hire someone and they have a high school diploma I shouldn’t need to ask what school its from and know what that school believe you needed to earn one. It should be the same for someone from Texas as it is for someone from New York. Universal standards just like in a weights and measures.

          4. McFerguson says:

            Obviously, you were never in a position to hire anyone, or ever had to meet a payroll or you wouldn’t ask such a stupid question. People are endlessly different and if you think that a HS diploma is the stamp of approval for an educated person, you’re also hopelessly misinformed. Further, I think it’s people like you, obviously a Hillary Clinton lib (“it takes a Village..” – no, it doesn’t, it takes an attentive Mother and caring Father), who screwed up the school system in the first place. And comparing individuals to the universal system of weights and measures is not only outrageous, it tells us even more about you than you’d like us to know. Jeez, man, wake up!

          5. bobnstuff says:

            A diploma should mean a person has master skills. If it doesn’t it’s just a certificate of attendance. We need standards. When I buy a quart of milk I expect to get the same amount no maker where it comes from. It’s called standardization.

          6. bobnstuff says:

            I have hired thousands of people over the years. I have owned four companies and held just about every management title there is. I raised my children to do their best and care about those around them. They were raised as Christians and taught to follow Christ’s teaching knowing that it’s by God’s grace that they have been giving their gifts and that they need to use them to give glory to God. No one should have to go it alone and by helping others they show their love of God. Isn’t that what following Christ means. Life is not a game with winners and losers. There is no playing field. There is only one team, Gods people. At the end there is only how well did we serve out God, nothing else matters.

            Just for the record when hiring people you want someone with knowledge and the skills to use them. As a rule egos only get in the way and cause problems.

          7. Wolfman says:

            Bobo your greatest value to these conversations is that virtually everyone who responds to you end up with double figure ‘thumbs ups!’….and you get …. snuffed…perhaps you should change to ‘Bobo is snuffed’..

          8. reggie says:

            No, just block him. Not worth wasting your time.

        2. Carolina Patriot says:

          When the Dept of Education was created its role was to take the tax dollars from the States, supplement it with Fed dollars and then dole back out. The purpose being that the poorer states would be supplemented. However, the richest counties in the country also received the Fed dollars and as usual it was just used as a big stick to bring everybody in line to what the elitist snobs thought best for the whole country. Most states will choose the curriculum/books ordered by either Texas or California since they are less expensive due to volume discounts. I don’t have children in school so all I know is what I read and it is very disturbing. Seems to be more indoctrination the. Education. Teachers getting curriculum approved where basically the whole goal of the class is that all white people are racist and are a product of white privilege. It saddens me when kids don’t know about the founding of our country and the founding fathers. What is the US History class replaced with? How white people colonized the world and stole everything? Something has got to give. We are doing a great disservice to the current and future generations of this country. After all, those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it. Just my 2 cents.

          1. McFerguson says:

            Bingo!

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            Great comment, and this very thing worked well for Hitler in Germany! Indoctrination!!!!

          3. Wolfman says:

            Your post was a heck of a lot more valuable than 2 cents…..I believe yours and everyone’s responses to old BoboNCrap are ,as the commercial says,Priceless!!!!

          4. bobnstuff says:

            I am raising a grandson and I’m the one to oversee his homework. I see what he is being taught. It’s being taught in a different way then I learn it but he is not just learning facts but how to look at those facts. The idea is to teach them to think. I may come to this from a little bit of a different view having been an education major in college. I have also spent time talking with my children about Common Core and they do know about it. My oldest is a college professor, my number two has been a teacher of both history and social studies and now work for Teach For America. Her husband has a Masters in Education from CMU and has worked in both public and charter schools. I was educated on what Common Core is by them and I trust their views over that of Fox News. If the Fed is forcing Common Core on states why are there five that aren’t using it?

        3. Rodney Steward says:

          Right now all they’ve promoted is safe places and coloring books, most are just trained monkeys out rioting, and don’t have a clue why, when ask, most couldn’t give an answer! This is the work of the teachers bobby!

      2. reggie says:

        Yeah, notice his bathroom bs was aimed at public schools, not the schools like the one his little princesses attend(ed).

        1. bobnstuff says:

          You have a thing about bathrooms. Put doors on the stalls with latches and then who cares.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            Bobby, are you a peeping tom!!

          2. bobnstuff says:

            Are you? You are the one who has a problem.

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            You’re the one that mentioned the thing about the bathroom, not me! Around here if you stand to pee, you go to the men’s room, and if you squat go to the other! You have a hole in your bathroom wall bobby!

          4. bobnstuff says:

            That’s pretty much the same everywhere. I guess you don’t know anything about transgender. Ronny I know that this subject it beyond your limited knowledge.

          5. Rodney Steward says:

            Never been around transgenders bobby, don’t keep up with queers! You sure you’re not a peeping tom, U into the gender thing!

          6. bobnstuff says:

            Are you sure you aren’t gay and just hiding it form yourself. I actually get out in public and meet people. You don’t meet many people hiding under your bed do you?

          7. Rodney Steward says:

            HA, HA, NOOOOO, don’t do the queer thing bobby, HA, HA, ………..

        2. McFerguson says:

          Yes, and isn’t it interesting that the POTUS and the Congressional Black Caucus are against school choice, charter schools or any alternative to the wretched public school system and the unions that support it. Yet, they all send their offspring to private schools because they can afford to do so. Hypocrisy anyone?

          1. bobnstuff says:

            So you think we should give our tax money to private schools instead of our public schools. Why not just stop taxing anyone and stop even worrying about education all together.

          2. McFerguson says:

            No, private schools can take care of themselves. And individual states along with local school boards and their individual PTAs can best decide how to fund their public schools. Our country was built around the idea of limited government, individual freedom, free market economy, independence, self-reliance and love of family. Nowhere in the Constitution does it mention anything about Federal nannies being responsible for taking care of people. And parents are responsible for the education of their children. Shocking, isn’t it?

          3. bobnstuff says:

            I guess you haven’t read the constitution.

            We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic
            Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

            So are you saying that the government shouldn’t promote the general welfare? What do you know about your school board. Can you name even one member, most people can’t. How many educators do you think are members of your local board? In most cases it’s the Superintendent that runs the district. The role of the federal government in local schools isn’t all that big. The USDA is the agency that oversees the school lunch program not the department of education. Only about 10% of the funds for local schools come from the federal government. The schools are run depending on the state by either the local board or as in the case of Texas it run by the state.

          4. McFerguson says:

            I not only read the Constitution, I took an oath to defend it several times during my naval career.

          5. bobnstuff says:

            Well maybe your should reread it because you seen to have forgotten a lot of what it says. In case you have forgotten it starts with “We the people.” not we the Republicans.

          6. Rodney Steward says:

            And be like you, no thanks!

          7. reggie says:

            Yup! I stumbled on this and am passing it on. It pretty well explains a lot
            american liberty report (dot) com “Why The Radical Left Never Learns”

          8. McFerguson says:

            Thanks, reggie…

    2. Rodney Steward says:

      If we could get rid of the Dem. party, our country would straighten itself right quick!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        The Republicans have done such a great job with congress these last two years. They have done so much with being in control of both houses that It looks like they will set a record for the least effective congress in history. If you get rid of the Democrats who will run the country?

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          The mexicans and muslims that your worst ever Prez in history has let pour in! The demorats have made a mess the past 8 years, now real men and leaders have to step up and straighten out the mess the blacks have made!

          1. bobnstuff says:

            How do you keep your sheet so white? I see you can’t even respond to what was posted. In case you don’t know Congress, you know the place that laws are passed, has been in the hands of the Republicans for the last two years. Have you noticed how good a job they have done?

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            Now that we’ve turned the black house back to the White house, see if good changes don’t happen!

          3. bobnstuff says:

            You mean the congress may show up and do some work? I will hold my breath, you can call me blue boy.

  • Webb says:

    Good-Bye Common Core…Hello States!
    DOE needs to be Eliminated…Period!
    ☆☆☆

    1. bobnstuff says:

      You do know that Common Core is a state program. It was developed by the states not by the Department of Education. only 45 state us it. Any state at any time can drop it.

      1. Estoban says:

        Not one educator provided any input to common core. Two were in the group and ignored.

        1. bobnstuff says:

          http://www.usnews.com/news/special-reports/articles/2014/02/27/the-history-of-common-core-state-standards
          Here is the history of Common Core. It was developed by a number of educators.

      2. Rodney Steward says:

        STUPID, this is a Gov. game developed by Bill Gates, and the Gov. paid the schools big money to chose this sick shi$, why most jumped on it, the MONEY! I can’t believe you hadn’t killed yourself yet because Trump won, I’ll still send U a bullet if you need me too!

        1. chw2000 says:

          You may want to send two. His aim is probably as bad as his debating skills.

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            LOL, be my luck he’s got a BB gun!

        2. bobnstuff says:

          You really need to get a clue. Your can’t possibly be this stupid. I gave you a link to a detailed history of Common Core and you make this statement. Are you that Stupid?

          1. Rodney Steward says:

            HA, HA, you have a BB gun bobby! HA, HA……….

          2. bobnstuff says:

            A BB gun is all it takes to blow holes in your statements.

          3. Rodney Steward says:

            HA, HA, i’m a flip man myself, carry a flip all the time and use marbles and ball bearings! Both kill small game that I have taken many times! Everybody around here carries one!!

  • Estoban says:

    Eliminate the Department of Education entirely and get the Federal government out of public schools. We don’t need even one more generation of brainwashed propagandized sons and daughters.

    1. MARLENE HESSLER says:

      AMEN

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    2. McFerguson says:

      Agree completely!

    3. Bob says:

      It’s like the ATF. This should be a convenience store, not a Federal Agency.

    4. Andy says:

      I agree! Carter added that new federal department to help grow the government. George W. Bush did the same thing with Homeland Security. Those functions could have been performed by an existing agency without creating a whole new cabinet level bureaucracy.

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