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Why Won't Arne Duncan and Other True Believers in High-Stakes Testing Face Reality?

Democrats who support test-driven reform are showcasing a kinder, gentler soundbite to defend the indefensible. No longer do they take the "Sister Soldja" position, showing how macho they are by beating up on two of their most loyal constituencies - teachers and unions. Show More Summary

Researchers urge Arne Duncan to drop proposed teacher prep regulations

The U.S. Education Department late last year released a draft set of regulations for colleges of education, saying that too many teachers are not prepared to do their jobs well. The draft regulations, which would include ratings of schools by department-set criteria, were immediately controversial with educators and researchers for several reasons, including a provision […]

Expanding the floor of the cage

Sent to the Washington Post, Jan 22, 2015Re: "What are the odds that Congress actually rewrites No Child Left Behind? 50-50, Arne Duncan says." (Jan 21).In their hearings on the reauthorization of the education law, the Senate Education...Show More Summary

Dear Senator:

In education policy, the Party of Bush II has become the Party of Obama and Clinton. The loser, Arne Duncan, has even adopted the "bigotry" bit in his last speech--Bush's "bigotry of low expectations" has become the "bigotry of the optional."...Show More Summary

Obamas Honor Martin Luther King Day With Community Service

The Obama family will spend part of Martin Luther King Day volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Cabinet officials are also fanning out for service projects. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough are volunteering at a high school in Southeast Washington, D.C. Secretary of [...]

Reality Check: Why Accept What the Feds Are Offering?

Monty Neill finds himself in the unenviable, though totally expected, position of doing PR for the corporate unions, who find themselves in bed with Arne Duncan and Bill Gates on testing. Here is what Monty posted to all the lists:Reality...Show More Summary

Thompson: John Merrow's Wish/Hope List for 2015

PBS’s John Merrow, in What’s Ahead in 2015?, starts with an astute observation about the watch dog who didn’t bark. Outcomes-loving Arne Duncan had just said that his predictions for the upcoming year were more, more, more and more increases in non-controversial supports and squishy targets. Show More Summary

AM News: Duncan Support For Annual NCLB Testing (Is This News?)

Administration Doubling Down on K-12 Priorities, Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Declares PK12: Duncan is making it clear he doesn't think that Republicans in Congress—who could introduce draft proposals that make significant changes to federal testing mandates as early as this week—are on the right track. Show More Summary

U.S. education policy: Federal overreach or reaching for the wrong things?

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is seen as the most powerful education secretary ever, given his use of federal funding and No Child Left Behind waivers to get states to follow school reform policies that he supported.  Many of his critics argue that his federal overreach is excessive and has encroached on local and state authority […]

Broad Foundation Says Everything You Need to Know about Obama Education Plan

Arne Duncan said everything everyone thought he would say today. Gird your loins: the war just just got worse. Following the speech, the fascist bastards at the Broad Foundation had this to say: Bruce Reed, president of the Eli and Edythe...Show More Summary

Reading between the lines of Arne Duncan’s ‘major’ speech

Education Secretary Arne Duncan went Monday morning to a D.C. elementary school, which he and his entourage assumed would be filled with children for good photo opportunities, to give what was advanced as a major speech. Freezing rain in the Washington region led school districts to open two hours late, so Duncan delivered his speech […]

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he favors annual testing

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, seen here in March 2014, said today that he backs federally mandated testing in schools. Photo by Larry DowningReuters WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. Show More Summary

Education secretary says he backs annual testing

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said testing schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical.

Duncan to Double Down on NCLB High Stakes Testing

For those prone to fits of fanciful thinking about the imminent demise of the CorpEd testing regime, tune in to hear Arne Duncan's speech tomorrow:By Lyndsey LaytonWashington Post News Service Posted Jan. 9, 2015 @ 5:38 pm WASHINGTON...Show More Summary

Disrespecting professional judgment

Sent to the Washington Post, Jan 9Several experts claim that without annual standardized testing, we don't know if students are progressing ("Education Secretary Arne Duncan to outline education priorities and defend testing," January...Show More Summary

Arne Duncan announcing plans to repeal No Child Left Behind

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will announce plans to repeal the standing federal education law, No Child Left Behind.

AM News: Duncan To Join "Repeal NCLB" Chorus -- But Favors Annual Testing

Arne Duncan to call for No Child Left Behind revamp Politico: In a speech Monday, Duncan will lay out his principles for rewriting the education law, sources familiar with the event confirmed. But he is not expected to back down from...Show More Summary

Arne Duncan’s ‘what if’ attracts a flood of responses

A post about Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s “what if” tweet attracted a lot of responses, some of which I put in the original post and some of which I am publishing now. This is his original tweet: What if every district committed both to identifying what made their 5 best schools successful & providing those […]

Hips Don't Lie, But Arne Duncan Does

You remember that wacky funster/ US Education Secretary Arne Duncan? Sure you do. He's the guy who said that Hurricane Katrina was the best thing to happen to education in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also made a ridiculous crack about white suburban moms whose kids weren't so bright. Show More Summary

What If, Indeed!

Arne Duncan has set off a furious response with his tweet, "What if every district committed both to identifying what made their 5 best schools successful & providing those opps to all their students?" I have a few what ifs of my own. Show More Summary

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