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Title: Education Sec. Arne Duncan Makes Wild Claim About Why Some ‘White Suburban Moms’ Oppose Common Core
Post by: Rapunzel on November 17, 2013, 07:51:17 PM
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/11/17/education-sec-arne-duncan-some-white-suburban-moms-oppose-common-core-because-it-shows-their-kids-arent-brilliant/

Education Sec. Arne Duncan Makes Wild Claim About Why Some ‘White Suburban Moms’ Oppose Common Core

Nov. 17, 2013 9:41am Oliver Darcy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reportedly said on Friday that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards is derived from wealthy white mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.

According to the Washington Post, Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents he found it “fascinating” opposition comes 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 as good as they though they were.”
Education Sec. Arne Duncan Says Some White Suburban Moms Oppose Common Core Because it Shows Their Kids Arent Brilliant

Common Core State Standards were designed to better the education system and has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Nonetheless, the standards have ignited controversy, with many critical they actually harm the education system.

Last week a video showing a Tennessee high school senior speaking out against the standards at a school board meeting went viral, enjoying over one-million views as of publication.
Title: Re: Education Sec. Arne Duncan Makes Wild Claim About Why Some ‘White Suburban Moms’ Oppose Common Core
Post by: happyg on November 17, 2013, 08:46:23 PM
Nothing p*sses a mother more than having some elite jerk tell them their kids are stupid. I've seen some of the math tests, which are as much a psychology test. This is all about centralized government. With Obamacare and CommonCore, the agenda of Marxism/Communism would be complete.
Title: Re: Education Sec. Arne Duncan Makes Wild Claim About Why Some ‘White Suburban Moms’ Oppose Common Core
Post by: Oceander on November 17, 2013, 11:09:04 PM
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Education Sec. Arne Duncan Makes Wild Claim About Why Some ‘White Suburban Moms’ Oppose Common Core

Nov. 17, 2013 9:41am Oliver Darcy

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reportedly said on Friday that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards is derived from wealthy white mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.

According to the Washington Post, Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents he found it “fascinating” opposition comes 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 as good as they though they were.”
Education Sec. Arne Duncan Says Some White Suburban Moms Oppose Common Core Because it Shows Their Kids Arent Brilliant

Common Core State Standards were designed to better the education system and has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Nonetheless, the standards have ignited controversy, with many critical they actually harm the education system.

Last week a video showing a Tennessee high school senior speaking out against the standards at a school board meeting went viral, enjoying over one-million views as of publication.


Actually, as the principal of my daughter's new school pointed out, if you look at the score distribution curve, not the actual numeric scores, schools in NY that had high test scores before the first common core test continued to have high test scores - based on the distribution curve - after the first common core test.

Considering his position, there cannot be any doubt that this effing idiot is acquainted with distribution curves and their usefulness in peering through the murky maze of individual test scores, so there also cannot be any doubt that this bastard is simply lying through his teeth.