Saturday, August 21, 2010

Education Secretary’s office hangs up on TheDC over Duncan’s plans to speak at Sharpton promoted event to counter Glenn Beck ‘Restoring Honor’ rally

The U.S. Department of Education’s spokesperson hung up on The Daily Caller Wednesday when seeking clarification regarding the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s planned speech at an Aug. 28 protest march that the Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (NAN) are holding to counter Fox News commentator Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally.

The NAN’s “Reclaim the Dream” march is an attempt to keep attention off Beck’s highly publicized rally happening the same day in the same city, redirecting the focus to what Sharpton and the NAN say is the real meaning of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “I have a dream” speech. The date, Aug. 28, is the 47th anniversary of King’s iconic speech.

Duncan recently wrapped up a nationwide education tour with Sharpton and former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, which is the only topic the Department of Education would comment on.


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