Arne Duncan blackmails schools to move forward on Common Core

Common Core is the controversial and unproven reform that
has created an alliance between liberal progressives and tea party
conservatives to fight against it. Arne Duncan, who never taught a class but
somehow rose to the position of Secretary of Education, however is full steam
ahead and he is going to use the unrealistic no child left behind as a club to
make sure it happens.
In case you missed it, all children are supposed to be
proficient in reading and math by 2014 a goal that no municipality or state is
anywhere close to achieving. Because of NCLB even schools that do great on
standardized tests will be in danger of being labeled failures.
Schools however can get a waiver around NCLB if they
continue to enact odious teacher evaluation measures and of course you guessed
it common core. According to Ed Week, the Department of Education wants to ensure states are on
track with implementing college- and career-ready standards and assessments,
including backup plans for states that may have dropped out of the Common Core
State Standards or common-testing consortia.

Do what I want or I will hurt you seems to be the
bottom line.

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