Obama’s Ed Secretary: We Should Have Pushed Common Core Even Harder

 President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan says he regrets not pushing the failed Common Core curriculum more aggressively in schools across America. In a memoir published Tuesday, Duncan expressed his deep regret at not re-engineering even more of American life without he input of the American people.

 The memoir discusses Obama’s controversial decision to push Common Core in America. A scheme that was met by protests from teachers due to the fact that it dumbed down kids.

Thefederalist.com reports: But, Duncan says, the real problem was that Americans on both the political Left and Right strenuously objected to his pie-in-the-sky schemes for their kids and money. If he could “do all over again, I would push even harder than we did,” he writes, according to Education Week. This is the lesson the Left is learning from their failures, folks: Citizens are going to protest anyway, so compromise less. This level of arrogance is frightening.

“Each difficult change inevitably would have been punted further down the road, and in the end, nothing would improve,” Duncan writes in “How Schools Work.” “Students would still be short-changed, the country would continue to fall behind its international peers, and there would still be plenty of pushback. For me then, it was all or nothing. (Actually, if I had it to do all over again, I would push even harder than we did; there’s never a ‘right’ time for fundamental change.)”

In the book, say reports, Duncan mostly chalks mass grassroots resistance to the Obama administration’s education policies to “poor communication.” It wasn’t anything wrong with the administration’s agenda, no, just that people simply couldn’t understand it. Of course, the humble and most direct thing to consider would be that Americans understood perfectly, and that’s why they objected. Still, Duncan’s arrogance keeps him mystified about why even Obama allies like teachers unions, albeit late in the game, started opposing Common Core and especially its enforcement, tests.

“These folks [teachers unions], many of whom supported Barack Obama, should have been our natural allies,” he writes in his book, according to The 74. “But because we were miserable at communicating how and why things were happening, and why they were important, it made things worse.”

The real reason Americans revolted over Obama’s control-obsessed money-wasters like Common Core and regulations that had the effect of forcing little kids to sit and stare at tests they chose not to take, Duncan writes, is that Americans simply didn’t understand how good central planning would surely be for education, even though it’s been proven an atrocity-filled failure in every other domain of human existence. Once again, Duncan proves you can’t reason with stupidity.

“In the midst of such rapid change we proved terrible at explaining [stimulus fund Race to the Top’s Common Core-pushing] goals and methods to teachers, and even worse at explaining them to parents,” he writes. “We could have done a much better job, and spent a little money, helping states explain and publicize what they were attempting and what the goals were.”

Poor, stupid witto Americans! You yoga-pantsed “white suburban moms” just don’t know a thing about how to make your stupid kids look smarter than they really are so they can get into college and have a decent life! We’ll just do that for you, okay? Don’t bother looking under the hood of this plane we built while flying it. Trust us experts. It’s safe! We know what’s best for your kids way more than you do!

Ah, yes, I can hardly understand why that honest depiction of the way top-down government works wasn’t a winning message. I can also hardly understand why it makes any sense for Americans to be suspicious of the threadbare platitudes still fluttering without change from a man who did nothing, while in charge, to improve one of the nation’s long-time worst-performing school districts, which is about to bankrupt the entire state of Illinois; whose other signature spend as education secretary, on “School Improvement Grants,” was a forseeable $7 billion failure; and whose promises to the nation have been repeatedly been proven to be untrustworthy illusions that threaten the sanctity of family peace, school effectiveness, and government “by the people, of the people, and for the people.”

Obama’s words at Duncan’s departure were proven frighteningly accurate by Duncan’s tenure as national education czar: “He’s done more to bring our educational system, sometimes kicking and screaming, into the 21st century than anyone else.” If the twenty-first century is all about mangling children’s relationships with their families and schools, you sure got that right, buddy. Excuse me while I go put up a Trump sign in my lawn in a desperate attempt to make sure people like you don’t get power over me and my kids.

This guy didn’t deserve to be elevated to the position of education secretary in the first place. He had no track record of improving a single  student’s education, let alone that of a whole class, let alone that of a whole school. Yet he was given the power to affect every school in the nation, thanks to a combination of Obama administration hubris, a government far too big for its britches, and congressional dereliction of duty. What Duncan did while education secretary should shame him out of public life for the rest of his days, not grant him a lifelong platform to keep sharing his destructive and foolhardy opinions about “How Schools Work.”


Obama's ed secretary says he regrets not pushing Common Core harder

Arne Duncan says he regrets not pushing the failed Common Core curriculum more aggressively in schools across America.

 

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Obama Knows nothing about how to fix an economy.. He showed all of us for 8 years how going golfing and vacationing did nothing for America and Apologizing for America also was not productive. Basically Obama IS A PIECE OF SHIT LAZY FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT WHO HAD ADMIN STAFF OF sycophantic MORONS!

 I do not think Obama was trying to fix the economy, he was to busy giving billion to other countries and helping sell off America to people of other countries.

He sure knew how, though, to destroy as much as he could, through the mess of 0care. He successfully destroyed what was good health care. Now, combined with the opiod "crisis", innocent patients are lucky to get the pain meds they need after surgery.

The hospital TOOK the pain meds that my friend brought with her when she went in for knee surgery. She needed the meds for her back. They doled out the meds as they saw fit. Over the holiday of 4th of July, she couldn't the meds she needed for the post op knee surgery as the pharmacy wasn't open, and they didn't care about ensuring she had enough to get her through that period of time. If they showed up with meds, it was 1.5-2 hours later, after she called for help.

They counted out each pill to the minute. She was crying. And she doesn't cry. It was horrifying. It took her son out in California, to call and threaten the rehab center with a lawsuit, in order for her to have a shower. Another friend works as an aide, and there witll be two aides for over twenty people. It is a mess. We USED to have good health care, but it was when I was a kid. The more government intervention, the worse everything gets. And the less freedom we have.

You hit the nail on the HEAD. Obama was performing a perfect case of Daralection of duty. His #1 responsibility was to fix America and he spent 8 years doing the opposit. When does Obama get indicted on those charges When does he get held responsible for the mess he created by doing NOTHING FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS?

THE LOWER CLASS WAS GETTING ALL THE FREE-BEES AS OBAMA WENT ABOUT LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD AND DAMAGING AMERICA IN THE PROCESS.

his job was to make us a communist country w/the govt taking over everything.

he did not give a rats behind abt the us constitution or how our govt works he did not give a damn abt congress or us or the country or our laws , God, i need not go on u get the big pic.

lying POS for sure.   

I was mad when I wrote this forgive the type o, I do not intend to change it: http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topics/more-than-90-american-musl...

Listen....I HAVE THE BIG PICTURE! THE INDIVIDULE THINGS HE DID, NEED TO BE TOLD LOUD AND CLEAR. HOW DID THOSE THINGS AFFECT ALL OUR LIVES. ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS STATE THE OBVIOUS OUTCOME HE WAS HEADDED FOR AND WE ALL KNOW THAT. WE ALL KNOW WHAT HIS OUTCOME WAS GOING TO BE!

THIS ERNE DUNCAN NEEDS TO BE HUNTED DOWN AND PUT IN PRISON FOR COMMON CORE.

NOW WHEN WE ALL SEE THESE THINGS CROP UP AGAIN WE CAN HEAD IT OFF AT THE PASS BEFORE IT BECOMES SYSTEMIC AND THE LIES THAT GOT HIM REELECTED.

LOOK AT HOW MANY WERE FOOLED INTO FOLLOWING HILLARY. SHE WAS OFFERING 4 MORE YEARS OF OBAMA. LISTEN TO CRYING CHUCK SCHUMER BERNIE SANDERS AND THAT YOUNG FOOL OCASIO CORTEZ HANGING ONTO HIS SHIRT TAILS SHE WON A PRIMARY NO LESS---WHY?

ANSWER: AMERICA ALLOWS ALL THESE SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAN AND MEXICAN PEOPLE INTO AMERICA AND TO THEM SOCIALISM LOOKS REAL GOOD OUR COMMUNIST/SOCIALISTIC DEMOCRATS TODAY ARE PUSHING FOR THIS KIND OF WORLD. WHAT WILL THEY DO TO BOW TO ALL THE IGNORANT POOR WHICH WERE LET INTO AMERICA? DESTROY OUR WAY OF LIFE TO HELP THE POOR. WE ARE NOT HERE IN THIS WORLD TO ALLOW ALL THE POOR IN AND DESTROY OUR COUNTRY IN THE PROCESS.

TALK ABOUT THEIR OUTCOME BUT ME SURE YOU TALK ABOUT THING THEY DO TO GET THERE....ITS MUCH MORE HAR HITTING THEN THE OUTCOME WHEN PEOPLE SEE IT HAPPENING TO THEM AND IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.

JUST VOTE THE DEMOCRATS OUT OF POWER.....PERIOD! 

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ALERT --> Minnesota Elects First Muslim Congresswoman In US History!!!

Minnesota voters sent Somali immigrant Ilhan Omar of the DFL party to Congress on Tuesday night after she defeated Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinski by a 78-22% margin.

Omar and Michigan House candidate Rashida Tlaib (D) both became the first two Muslim-American women to serve in Congress after their election victories on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

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Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.

It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.

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Omar, along with being the first Muslim women elected to Congress is also the first Somali-American member of Congress, a seat in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district which was previously held by Keith Ellison, who was the first Muslim ever elected to US Congress. Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district has not elected a Republican to Congress since 1962. The district includes Minneapolis and its surrounding suburbs.

The Minnesota state congresswoman ran a progressive platform which included “Medicare for all,” criminal justice reform and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Omar, a Somali refugee, came to the U.S. at 12 years old, which is why she often attacks President Trump‘s travel ban against a number of Muslim-majority countries which happen to be terror hotbeds.

In August, Investigative Journalist Laura Loomer confronted both Ilhan and Tlaib, who have both expressed hatred for Jewish people and who are campaigning with pro-HAMAS Linda Sarsour and CAIR, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.

When Loomer confronted Tlaib at one of Ilhan’s campaign events, Tlaib assaulted Loomer, and a police report was filed.

Omar’s campaign and election, however, are still clouded in controversy. Omar has been accused of marrying her brother and committing immigration fraud.

The day after her victory, Omar appeared in court to face a judge about the campaign finance violations she has been accused of.

Ilhan Omar was also arrested in 2013 for trespassing.

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This is Ilhan Omar.

She won an election last night & is now the first Somali woman elected to US Congress.

This is her mug shot.

Along w/ being a criminal, as you can see, she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother so he could get a green card.

Good riddance.

Laura Loomer@LauraLoomer

Yesterday Ilhan Omar won her election in Minnesota, becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Today, she had to appear before a judge for her hearing regarding ethics violations.

It’s been less than 24 hrs since she won and she’s already in court for her corruption.

Omar has also faced criticism for her ties to CAIR, campaigning with jihadi activist Linda Sarsour, Keith Ellison, who has been accused of domestic violence, and her public display of anti-Semitism, all of which has been either under-reported and ignored by the local Minnesota media.

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