David Harsanyi Addresses Arne Duncan's Attack on Common Core Critics

Secretary of Education Arne DuncanCommon Core, the initiative that claims to more
accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also
encourages children to step up their “critical thinking.” That
didn’t stop Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of Common Core’s
salesmen, from telling a group of school superintendents last week
that it is “fascinating” to see opposition to the initiative coming
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.” Duncan’s comments, writes David
Harsanyi, overlook a very real achievement gap in American
education, and were part of a pattern of undermining innovation and
attacking choice.

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/22/david-harsanyi-on-arne-duncans-attacks-o

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