The National Education Association Representative Assembly in a close vote officially called for the resignation of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. This is an accomplishment of sorts, in that the delegates have been trying to get him to resign since 2009, but this is the first time the vote has been successful.

This particular item was introduced in a rather odd speech from California Teachers Association president Dean Vogel, who went on about leaders needing to take responsibility for what happens under their charge. Vogel asked rhetorically “Where does the buck stop?” and concluded “The guy at the top has got to go.” Apparently the buck stopped far from the guy at the top if Arne Duncan is the cause of all this angst.

No need to repeat myself on this issue. Check out my post from May 2013 on how NEA could have easily avoided Arne Duncan’s appointment in the first place.