An Open Letter to Secretary Duncan

| November 17, 2013 | 2 Replies

In response to Secretary of Education Duncan’s thoughts regarding mothers who oppose the Common Core.

Dear Secretary of Education Duncan:

Mr. Duncan, you and the feds may control the purse strings but WE (moms of every color and location) control our “brilliant” children’s shoe strings. We have the final authority and we’re saying “no” to your “higher standard” and your high-stakes tests.

Our children are not your commodity to be tested, tracked, and shipped like a UPS package to their final destination–a job in the global economy. Mr. Duncan with all due respect, perhaps you have forgotten, in America, “we the people” are in charge. YOU work for US! Get that right and you and the mothers of America will get along a whole lot better.

Your boss

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Karen Braun is a writer and conference speaker on issues related education and family life. Her work has appeared in the American Thinker, Crosswalk, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, WatchDog Wire, and various other websites and magazines. She has also appeared on TV and radio venues. Along with blogging, Karen also enjoys homeschooling, running marathons, and spending time with her husband, their six children, and two grand children. For more information please contact Karen at spunkyhomeschool at gmail dot com