In the midst of so much controversy over health care reform, it is wonderful to report that Education Secretary Arne Duncan is gaining the support of former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and the African American preacher Al Sharpton, who tend to agree on nothing else, to work with Duncan to promote education reform, one of the major aims of the Obama Administration.
The three men will visit Philadelphia, New Orleans and Baltimore in the fall to push those cities to work to improve failing schools as a first step toward widespread education reform nationally.
It is good to see cooperation on such an important issue as this one, and one could wistfully wish that Newt Gingrich would have the same attitude on health care reform, but alas, that is not the case! 🙁
However, I guess we should be happy with small miracles! 🙂