WASHINGTON, D.C. | October 16, 2009
Dear Secretary Duncan:
The individuals charged with operating and overseeing our nation’s schools bear a tremendous responsibility. Our teachers and principals on the front lines and the public servants in the nation’s capital have been entrusted with shaping and influencing the lives of the next generation. As a parent and a grandparent, I expect these individuals to demonstrate sound judgment and responsibility. As a policymaker, I have a duty to ensure those same qualifications are met. When a public servant has not demonstrated the requisite judgment and responsibility for the office, they must be held accountable. Accordingly, I request Kevin Jennings be removed from his position as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free-Schools.
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