The Common Core and Disadvantaged Learners – Does NY Have Some Answers?


The short answer is a resounding, YES.  As you may have heard, after New York announced that their test scores under the Common Core dropped a full 30 percent, Obama's Secretary of Education notoriously singled-out "white suburban moms" as particularly vociferous opponents of the Common Core standards - which are coming soon to a school near you. Secretary Duncan, in trying to belittle their maternal opposition, went on to say that these moms oppose the higher standards because "all of a sudden their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn't quite as good as [...]