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Meaning: Mistakes promoted as national policy by former Chicago Mayor Daley operative.

Function: Noun

Synonym: Bully Pulpet

Portmanteau Origins: Duncan + Errata

In Use: Posted on the U. S. Department of Education website: Lessons from Phase One of Race to the Top, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stated that winners of the first round of Race to the Top got on board right away with corporate bosses, vulture philanthropies, and unions. "When these forces hold hands, we gotcha! It's Duncerrata operating as intended!

"What's good for State Farm and Wal-Mart is good for America.

"Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. Clearly, what he wants, American teachers should want, too. This is what high standards are all about."

— Susan Ohanian



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