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Coddling, Competition and the Common Core

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 1:46 PM

Arne Duncan's "white suburban moms" comment has stirred up a great deal of controversy, precipitating those for and against the Common Core standards to weigh in. On the one hand, Frank Bruni has taken this as an opportunity to highlight the trendy theme that the current...

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Encouraging Parents Who 'Won't Back Down': Promising Opportunities for Parent Voice in Improving School Success

(6) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 4:49 PM

When exiting the theater after watching Won't Back Down, viewers are left with frustration, anger and perhaps a bit of hope. While Won't Back Down does a nice job eliciting these emotions, the solution, a parent "takeover" of the failing school, is largely unrealistic. But the desire of all parents...

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