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How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Arne Duncan made a glib remark about the Common Core that quickly blew up. Speaking before a gathering of state school...

A Letter to Arne Duncan From A 'White Suburban Mom'

Shannon Styles | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Shannon Styles

Mr. Duncan, who cares if it's white suburban moms who oppose the new Common Core standards? Who cares if it's moms from the city, rural areas, or stay at home dads? The point is, people are unhappy and part of your job is to listen. Clearly, you're not.

Lessons We Can Learn From White Suburban Moms and the Common Core

Elaine Weiss | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Elaine Weiss

This incident has offered an important opportunity to assess the nuanced realities of what test scores can, and cannot, tell us about schools, and whose voices are, and are not, being heard. If Secretary Duncan takes it as such, future efforts to improve education will likely be more successful.