A week later and the hubbub surrounding Arne Duncan's comments about Common Core and standardized testing opponents are still blowing up the internet. Who cares about Iranian nuclear bombs or the Thanksgiving superstorm that's coming down the pike when parents, testing, and education are being debated? Most importantly, what do you think?
Last week, Duncan cracked wise about white suburban moms freaking out about Common Core test results (which tell them their kids and schools aren't as good as they thought), and spent the following few days apologizing (and also defending).
I wrote a piece for the Atlantic.com about how we don't really know how much overtesting is going on at the district and state levels where it varies tremendously.
Over the weekend, the New York Times' Frank Bruni wrote a much-discussed opinion piece about how high-SES parents are ruining school reform (and their kids) by "coddling" them.
New York Magazine posted a story about parents opting out in New York state.
Diane Ravitch wrote on CNN.com why "so many" parents "hate" the Common Core.