Department of Education

Why This “Suburban Mom” Thinks Arne Duncan’s All Wrong

Why This “Suburban Mom” Thinks Arne Duncan’s All Wrong

Cynthia Liu is the founder of K12NN. Last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said “white suburban moms” oppose Common Core State Standards because they’ll find out “their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they [sic] were.” SO. MUCH. FAIL. Where to begin? First of all, I’m not white, I&#... »

Romney’s Education Policies: Eliminate Public Education As We Know It With “Voucherlike” Plan

Mitt Romney’s latest statements about his vision for America’s public schools can be summed up by his declaration that it’d be best to let families “vote with their feet” and have federal dollars follow children to private/religious, public, charter, or online schools. Reckless, foolish, clueless, or all of the above? Perhaps if someone actually knowledgeable about ho... »

Go Read It: House GOP Looks to Slash Ed Spending (Ed Week)

GOP House members release proposed budget cuts prior to renewal of federal government funding (the stopgap in place covers the period Oct 1, 2010, to March 4, 2011). Cuts of $4.9 billion against an anticipated Dept of Education budget of $63.7 billion. »