Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

Reposted from The Washington Post:

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about?

In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core State Standards — which were approved by 45 states and the District of Columbia and are now being implemented across the country (though some states are reconsidering) — Duncan has repeatedly noted that the standards and the standardized testing that goes along with them are more difficult than students in most states have confronted.

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One thought on “Arne Duncan: ‘White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

  1. A month ago, in a post entitled ‘How Much Do You Know About Common Core?,’ I offered readers links to several dozen major-media broadcast reports and print articles which discussed Common Core, and which for the most part did so objectively. I hope readers will now go back and access my list of links, and find out more about Common Core. Because, no matter where one might come down on the matter, Common Core is here, and Common Core is a very, very big deal. It may not necessarily be revolutionary, but it comes awfully close.

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