Education Secretary Arne Duncan demonstrates the normal level of tolerance we’ve come to expect the Obama administration to show when a state doesn’t do what they want. Some in South Carolina don’t want to play ball with the Common Core State Standards so he maligns their educational system. Greg Foster blogging over at Jay P. Greene’s blog had this to say:
The U.S. Department of Education is not pressuring states to adopt Common Core. However, any state that takes action to resist Common Core will be immediately singled out by the Education Secretary for an extremely harsh public denunciation of its education system – which will obviously make it effectively impossible for the Department to look favorably upon that state when doling out grants and waivers for the foreseeable future.
I think he’s just acting like a bully. Wait, don’t they have a program for that?
Originally posted at American Principles in Action