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Rebecca Klein

The 2 Words President Obama Refuses To Say | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Repeat after us, President Obama, the phrase is not hard to say: "Common [kom-uhn] Core [kohr]." While Obama has no problem bragging about the new ...

8 Questions About The Common Core You Should Know How To Answer

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. If you keep hearing about the Common Core but don’t know exactly...

Why Arne Duncan Is Wrong About This White Suburban Mom's Objections to Common Core

Cameron Blazer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Cameron Blazer

There is nothing wrong with coming to an agreement as a country that certain skills and knowledge are canonical, core experiences that all of us should share. The problem with the Common Core is that the conversation and its terms have been shared among the fewest of people.

Common Core Critics Are Not Pleased With Arne Duncan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he regrets his "clumsy phrasing" in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher ...

Rebecca Klein

3 Types Of People Outraged By Education Boss' 'White Suburban Moms' Comment | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

You don’t need to be a “white suburban mom” to be upset about a recent comment by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. On Friday, Secretary o...

But Why The Common Core?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

A decade ago, American education leaders received some alarming news: On a pair of international tests, U.S. students were far behind their peers in c...

Joy Resmovits

Education's Bay Of Pigs? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Over the last few months, the louder critics of the Common Core learning standards have associated the initiative with varying degrees of evil: vampir...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Loosens Regs Amid Debate Over 'National School Board' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of E...

Is The Common Core Standards Initiative In Trouble? | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Cor...