The Right Wing smear machine has been in overdrive attacking Kevin Jennings, who heads the Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. But the education community is having none of it.
The National Association of School Psychologists calls Jennings "A Champion in the Department of Education."
The Learning First Alliance says "Kevin Jennings is the right person to lead the Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools."
The National Education association says Jennings is "highly qualified" and that his "proven track record of success speaks for itself."
Gerald Tirozzi of the National Association of Secondary School Principles appeared on CNN last night to praise Jennings as "a powerful voice to continualy help us not to back away from doing the right things for kids in our schools."
And, in case you were wondering, People For says "Kevin Jennings Will Keep Schools Safe for All." Indeed.
UPDATE: There's more!
The Council for Exceptional Children says "Mr. Jennings has dedicated his career to ensuring that our schools remain supportive, safe and positive for all students."
The Social Workers Association of America says Jennings "is devoted to improving the school climate and making schools safe and nurturing environments for learning and growth."
The National Association of Secondary School Principals calls Jennings "a great educator who cares deeply about every student."