Faced with mounting and bipartisan opposition to increased and often high-stakes testing in the nation’s public schools, the Obama administration declared Saturday that the push had gone too far, acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of tests, and urged schools to step back and make exams less onerous and more purposeful.
So much wrong was loaded into this remark by Arne Duncan.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “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.”
So the expected opposition would be from black urban moms whose kids we already knew were stupid? That the whole point is to prove that suburban schools in white areas suck too? I don't even quite know, but whatever he meant it was all kinds of messed up.