Arne Duncan asks, ‘What if?’ on Twitter and gets far more response than he expected


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has received a lot of unexpected response to a recent New Year’s Tweet in which he asked, “What if every district committed both to identifying what made their 5 best schools successful & providing those opps to all their students?”

Twitter has lit up with “what if” scenarios from educators, parents and public school advocates – using the hashtag #whatif – that are critical of Duncan’s education policies, including his emphasis on standardized testing and other so-called reforms.

The Washington Post collected these sample Tweets: