In his comments at a press conference about the collapse of the New York test scores, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said,
“Too many school systems lied to children, families and communities,” Mr. Duncan said. “Finally, we are holding ourselves accountable as educators.”
Since he used the term “we,” it means that he too is accountable for the lying and debacle in New York, where it was revealed that 70% of the students couldn’t pass the Pearson-made Common Core test that Duncan funded.
Does he really mean “we”?
If he holds himself accountable, will he resign?
After all, he has been Secretary of Education for five years, and he can’t escape accountability.
New York adopted the Common Core and the tests because it won Race to the Top funding, Duncan’s signature program.
Duncan pushed Common Core. Duncan pushed the testing.
Duncan is right. He too is accountable for the children’s low scores.
Now, what will he do about it?