Governor Bill Richardson spoke to the NEA-RA this week as well as Arne Duncan. I don’t really have much to say about Richardson’s speech except that I still like him even though he sounded kinda whiney. He was gracious in accepting the invitation to speak, but one can only joke so many times about not getting the NEA’s endorsement. He said it at least three times, and the last time he genuinely sounded a bit hurt. He said all of the right things but never gave a clear address about how he would solve education’s ills.
I’m just starting to believe that no one has an answer to the education issues facing the United States, and I think Bill Richardson needs some reassurance.