Black Education / Schools : Arne Duncan faces criticism over ‘white suburban moms’

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    Education Secretary Arne Duncan continued to face criticism Monday over reported remarks that seemed to dismiss “white suburban moms” for opposing higher academic standards.

    “It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, 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, and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said Friday in Richmond, Va. “You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut.”


    When schools shift to standardized tests based on Common Core standards, scores generally fall. Duncan has long warned of those first-year tumbles and says the lower scores more accurately reflect the reality at the school.



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    he gave them that chi - town flavor and they didn't like it...lol

    i remember i had to create a couple of reports for him when i worked for cps back in the day....

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