November 18, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core state education standards is coming from wealthy “white” mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.
Opposition has been building to President Barack Obama’s new federal school standards for several months.
But Duncan dismisses the reaction against the standards, calling opponents disgruntled parents who blame the new standards for lowering their children’s grades.
“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 . . . and that’s pretty scary,” Duncan said at an event Friday, Politico reported.