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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Goodbye 2020: Clinton Ordered By Federal Judge To Submit To Questioning

(TeaParty.org) – Just when Hillary Clinton began hinting that she’s ready to run again in 2020, she has been ordered by a federal judge to submit to questioning about the use of her private email server to convey classified documents during her time as Secretary of State.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the order as part of a lawsuit from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

“Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions — including key q’s about the setting up of her email system,” wrote Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a tweet following the ruling.

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BREAKING: Judicial Watch announced today that, following JW's court battle, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that Hillary Clinton must answer – under oath – two additional questions on her controversial email system within 30 days.

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 (Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that within 30 days Hillary Clinton must answer under oath two additional questions about her...

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Breaking: Court rules late today Hillary Clinton must answer more email questions -- including key q's about the setting up of her email system. Court denied our request to unseal vid depositions of Clinton aides. Great work by Michael Bekesha!

As a statement from Judicial Watch explains, the ruling is the latest development in the group’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, which they began to discover why former deputy chief of staff to Mrs. Clinton, Huma Abedin, was allowed to work at the State Department while also engaged in “outside employment.”

Clinton now has 30 days to answer two key questions from a list of 25 questions composed by Judicial Watch.

The questions the judge selected are:

1) “Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational.”

During your October 22, 2015 appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi, you testified that 90 to 95 percent of your emails “were in the State’s system” and “if they wanted to see them, they would certainly have been able to do so.” Identify the basis for this statement, including all facts on which you relied in support of the statement, how and when you became aware of these facts, and, if you were made aware of these facts by or through another person, identify the person who made you aware of these facts.

This new development is huge because it means that the two critical scandals from Clinton’s time in the State Department, her private email server and the Benghazi attacks, are facing fresh scrutiny in both the legal system and the court of public opinion.

And while Clinton likely had little chance of any run in 2020, this makes it even less likely she will stand even a shred of a chance.

We’ve have got to hope and pray that at long last, this leads to the long overdue criminal charges we’ve all been waiting to see.

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