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Being Kevin Huffman

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Honesty was one of the first lessons from my mother. It was learned early in life and reinforced. It did not take much research for Matt to write this one. Good advice always.

Matt: Nice piece. You are right that there is great pressure on high level people to claim credit. But it is easy, in my experience, to duck the attribution trap by saying something like "America's going in the right (or wrong) direction. Let's keep working." I think one reason for people to claim an effect is that many people actually think that that the policies that they have worked hard for, sometimes for years, do have an instantaneous effect. So they either deliberately mislead or they are ignorant. Humm

Then I think you would have a lot of respect for Huffman. At NAEP news release, both he and Gov Haslam were very respectable. Congratulated teachers for their hard work & recognized efforts of previous admin, a Dem governor. See Huffmans comments after question at approx 2.35 mark http://tnreport.com/videos/huffman-state-education-reforms-right-track/ Media has largely formulated their own victory lap. Huffman has been quite even keeled in his actual remarks.

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