It’s not easy being a pompous jerk,which is why Arne Duncan continually works at it.
There was more Common Core babble from Arnie Duncan this past Friday and you can tell he is really listening to complaints (I’m kidding).
He’s come up with his answer. Duncan, speaking before a meeting of the Council of Chief State Schools Officers Organization in Richmond, VA, specifically said the following:
“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: Our children are dopes, white suburban moms are delusional when it comes to their kids, our schools stink and he thinks we’re all just so stupid that they need to communicate better so even we can understand it.
I happen to be one of the white, suburban moms and I resent the reference to my race and my sex. He’s even prejudiced against me because I live in the suburbs. It hardly has anything to do with Common Core and if he wasn’t so blinded by his own bigotry, he would know that.
Aside from the fact that he is stereotyping ‘white suburban moms’ for which he has no love lost, he ignores the fact that many of the schools he is talking about send the children to Ivy Leagues and other fine colleges, their students win national awards, and the children go on to become achievers and contributors to society. He has painted us all with one brush.
Duncan can say what he wants to protect his butt, however, the reality of his own incompetence will one day come back to bite it.
AFT President Randi Weingarten, a Core supporter, recently said, ‘You think the Obamacare implementation is bad? The implementation of the Common Core is far worse.’
She isn’t exaggerating. They actually planned for the majority of children to fail and set it up so that they would fail en masse. And fail they did, 70% of them, damaging egos unnecessarily, hoping to cause a white suburban mom flight to charter schools no doubt.
Allen West calls Common Core the Obamacare of education.
Arnie likes to demean and ridicule any opposition. He is one of the elite you know. He has in the past called opposition, ‘political silliness.’
In reality, the Core is ‘political silliness.’
He, like many others, thinks this opposition will all go away, but right now opposition is growing because its flaws are outstanding and it’s hurting children.
On Long Island, we have a new illness, I’m serious, it’s called Common Core Syndrome, and children who never before had problems are now suffering from stress related to Common Core, which is a mess of age-inapproriate standards and excessive testing protocols. The children need counseling and parents are having trouble getting them to school.
The problem can’t be the Core, oh no, it has to be the stupid kids and the white suburban moms.
The joy in learning is being lost as children and teachers are being robotized.
I hate to burst Arnie’s bigot bubble, but the black suburban moms don’t like it either and the children are suffering as much as the white children, and it’s not because they aren’t intelligent, it’s because the program is a failure.
The Core is reducing standards in our Long Island schools. I’ve had college professors tell me they can’t determine the right answer on some of these middle school tests because they are ambiguous and just plain wrong in many cases. The math is what we like to affectionately call ‘fuzzy math.’
We have a lot of parents who are very unhappy with the extraordinary data mining that is going on, especially since the data is being sold to third parties. These arrogant buffoons have no regard for the privacy of the children. One day the children will be adults and, without having ever given consent, everything about them will be known or accessible, and it will undoubtedly affect their future, much of it negatively.
How Duncan got the job he has is an amazing success story in itself. He left the Chicago School system an abysmal failure with a nearly-50% dropout rate, and now he can do for all of us, what he did for them.
This was the man that said “I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina. That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that ‘we have to do better.’
We have to vote all the people out of office who are supporting this educational disaster.
You can read the Washington Post for more information but you probably won’t find it anywhere else in the media. They’ve turned a blind eye to what is going on. There is a lot of money and influence pushing this monstrosity and it’s completely bipartisan.