Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.
Education Secretary: ‘White Suburban Moms’ Realizing ‘Their Child Isn’t As Brilliant As They Thought’
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he finds it “fascinating” that opposition to the Common Core State Standards program is coming from “white suburban moms” who are realizing their kid “isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were.”
High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation’s top education official gets his way.
Senate GOP: Education Secretary Has ‘States Over A Barrel’ On Sweeping Rewrite Of No Child Left Behind
The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday finished its sweeping rewrite of No Child Left Behind that eases coast-to-coast requirements for schools and gives states greater independence to set their own goals.
The good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.