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What 'Highly Qualified' Means at FEMA

Ohanian Comment: Remember, this is the same federal government complaining about teachers who aren't "highly qualified." he next time someone starts spouting off about highly qualified teachers, quote the qualifications of the top 3 FEMA executives.

PROGRESS REPORT - Before joining FEMA, Brown "spent 11 years as the
commissioner of judges and stewards for the International Arabian
Horse Association, a breeders' and horse-show organization based in
Colorado." (Brown was forced out "after a spate of lawsuits over
alleged supervision failures.") Brown's top deputies, however, make
him look qualified. The number two at FEMA, Chief of StaffPatrick
Rhode, was an event planner ("advance man") for Bush's presidential
campaign. He had absolutely no emergency management experience before
joining FEMA. The number three at FEMA,Deputy Chief of Staff Scott
Morris, was a press flak at the Bush campaign. He previously worked
for Maverick Media, the firm that produced TV spots for Bush's
campaigns. Morris also has no emergency management experience. In
contrast, the top deputies of Clinton-era FEMA Director James Lee Witt
ran regional FEMA offices for at least three years before assuming
senior positions in Washington."

— Undernews
Progressive Review


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