Shocking: What Obama’s edu. secretary says about why ‘white suburban moms’ hate common core


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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan slammed “white-suburban moms” for opposing Common Core while speaking to a group of school superintendents Friday.

Duncan said he found it “fascinating” that critics of Common Core curriculum standards include “white suburban moms who — 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 they were,” according to The Washington Post.

The comment drew criticism of its own.

Common Core sets academic requirements based on standardized testing. Duncan has repeatedly reaffirmed that the standards, sanctioned in 45 states and now being implemented across the country, are more difficult than current standards followed by schools across the nation. Some states are reconsidering whether to use Common Core.

Even Common Core supporter Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, expressed concern, comparing the educational initiative’s implementation to another particularly troubled rollout, according to The Post.

“You think the Obamacare implementation is bad?” Weingarten told The Post. “The implementation of the Common Core is worse.”

Duncan has expressed frustrations before at the pushback Common Core is getting. At a National Press Club meeting on Sept. 30, he said opposition to the standards was “fueled by political silliness.” Then in June, he explained to a pack of newspaper editors that Common Core naysayers were “misinformed at best and laboring under paranoid delusions at worst. According to the Post, Duncan took a dislike to a New York Times op-ed that called the Common Core “a radical curriculum,” saying:

“It is neither radical nor a curriculum. When the critics can’t persuade you that the Common Core is a curriculum, they make even more outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, it doesn’t, we’re not allowed to, and we won’t. And let’s not even get into the really wacky stuff: mind control, robots, and biometric brain mapping.”

Given the Obamacare lies, Americans are naturally suspicious of Common Core’s hidden components. Duncan’s comments about “white-suburban housewives” can best be described in the bureaucrat’s own words: “political silliness.” They’re also offensive.

The comments had Twitter abuzz. Here is a sampling of the reactions various Politico reporters on hand for the event tweeted:


Others were even less understanding, including writer Jose Vilson.



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34 thoughts on “Shocking: What Obama’s edu. secretary says about why ‘white suburban moms’ hate common core

  1. BustNuts says:

    “NO” They don’t want there kids educated under a communists agenda you azzz hole. You completely fkd up chicago school system you dirt bag and you get a promotion.

  2. S.L. Rachford's Ire says:

    You folks may want to look at the books that Common Core requires for mandatory reading. Some have been removed. Progressive agenda.

  3. fartyboypointed says:

    Get rid of the Federal Education Department. Each state government already interferes enough. Special education kids are mainstreamed. How can a teacher teach in a classroom when some kids are 110 IQ and some are 85? More liberal feel-good policies. My daughter is a teacher and is ready to quit because of the impossibility of teaching to the different IQ levels.

  4. Doug says:

    All my childs is very very smarts and we ain’t got no use for no comma cure.

    1. Yeah, I remember when I had my first beer.

  5. Jahshuewah Villiam says:

    Just wait till white people wake up…

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