The Last Refuge
Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America “that all your children belong to them”. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing.
(Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.”
Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in reading and math from grades 3-8. It is a requirement which until now has never needed enforcement or consideration….
While there are many parents in New York of all ethnicities who do not involve themselves in the education of their children, those parents who do play a role and opted out of the Common Cores exams the past week and a half were diverse.
For Duncan, to imply that only Caucasian parents opt out of Common Core because they are racist and Blacks and parents of other ethnicities are not opting out is in itself racist and hyperbolic.
Moreover, it implies that the latter are all too ignorant and lazy to make educated choices on behalf of their children.
Just as not everyone in various ethnic groups voted for Barack Obama, not everyone in the inferred ethnic groups are not not opting their children out the tests.
Marxist elites such as Duncan are a trip. They are incapable of comprehending that they have overused of the race card. No one is buying the talking points or threats from the bullies in Washington, DC. H/t Lady Raven.
On a final note, what does it say about Common Core when an assumed Progressive state such as New York has so many parents opting out?