Education Secretary Arne Duncan made what I called his biggest mistake when he supported the L.A. Times publication of teacher ratings.

Yesterday, he performed what I can only call incredible gymnastics in changing his position.

He claims he supported the LA Times publication because it was important for teachers to get that information, and having the Times’ publish it was the only way to get it into their hands.

So he supported the publication to help teachers.


Though now he says other papers should not publish the data.

However, he says it should be made available to parents.