Common Core was like selling quantum mechanics. It would require a full fleet of advocates that were spread across the nation, harping its values while keeping dissent from being published….
Syria and the NSA and the Budget Deficit and Debt Ceiling crises have changed those dynamics. There is not enough of a sales team to shock and awe the people over Common Core. The one word defining Common Core to the vast majority of Americans is…………. “huh?”
Educations Week called it today…
“U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faces an increasingly rocky education policy landscape and wavering support for his aggressive K-12 agenda—at a time when his stack of bargaining chips is dwindling.”
“That’s likely to leave him even more dependent on sanctions and persuasion in the administration’s final three years.”
“As Mr. Duncan’s second-term strategy unfolds, some states and their schools chiefs are balking. At least four states are…
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