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Arne Duncan flubbed on Common Core, and then he made it worse
Arne Duncan flubbed on Common Core, and then he made it worse

The scaffolding of support for the Common Core curriculum standards continues, right and left, to lose a beam here, a platform there. After adopting the standards, with vocal support from the governor, both the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin have now abandoned them. The American Federation of Teachers was once a big supporter. At its meeting over the weekend, though it didn't switch to outright opposition, it voted to set up grants for teachers to critique or reformulate the standards. Some of this — especially among the red states that have pulled away to one extent or another — is more political than educational. Even though many Republicans were among the...

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