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Afternoon Announcements: Arne Duncan Fights Back Against Attacks on Common Core

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June 26, 2013 04:02 pm

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“Of course the CCSS, in and of themselves, do not guarantee a level playing field. Naming a challenge does not solve it. But by describing an education that affluent students have been getting all along, these standards announce that all students should have access to the kind of learning they need.” Huffington Post (co-written by Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education) 

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pushed back on attacks on the Common Core State Standards, saying, “When these standards are fully implemented, a student who graduates from a high school in any one of these states—who is performing at standard—will be ready to attend and succeed in his or her state university without remedial education.” US Department of Education

This is a journalistic recap of Arne Duncan’s speech with an overview of where he spoke, why he spoke, and an argument that this is his biggest defense of the Standards to date. The Washington Post

In a guest editorial on the popular education blog Eduwonk, the writer passionately argues that the Common Core State Standards put teachers back in the driver’s seat when it comes to curriculum. Eduwonk

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