Duncan says pushback is from “white suburban moms”

| November 16, 2013 | 3 Replies

In his never ending attempt to defend the abysmal Common Core, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state superintendents that  the push back on Common Core is from “white suburban moms.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told an audience of state superintendents this afternoon that the Education Department and other Common Core supporters didn’t fully anticipate the effect the standards would have once implemented.

“It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said. “You’ve bet your house and where you live and everything on, ‘My child’s going to be prepared.’ That can be a punch in the gut.”

Overcoming that will require communicating to parents that competition is now global, not local, he said.

Translation:  Parents YOU are the problem.  Obama KNOWS what is best for your kids.

Attacking white suburban moms based is a clear sign of desperation from an administration that cannot defend the take over of education.

Common Core is a fundamental shift in education from the state/local level to the federal level.  David Axelrod is now boldly admitting that Common Core is not  state-led but fed-led and “initiative” of the Obama administration.


Michigan politicians who are FOR the Common  have a lot of explaining to do.

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