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Duncan dances for dollars (an Onion satire)

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November

Just because it's funny, and it invokes Tampa's strip club image, here's a little snippet from the Onion getting silly about education funding. (Unfortunately, there's probably a few grains of truth behind the joke.) 

TAMPA, FL—Saying it was his only real option to earn much-needed cash, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters Tuesday he had been forced to start working as an erotic dancer at the local strip club Peaches in order to put the nation’s students through school.

Duncan, who has reportedly struggled for years to make ends meet and pay school bills, claimed that he was earning “great” money by dancing naked for customers and that he was now much closer to fulfilling his dream of providing a first-class education for America’s children.

Read the rest of the "story" here. See Duncan's Twitter response to the story, too.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 1:59pm]

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