Education Secretary Duncan apologizes for 'white suburban moms' remark

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 19, 2013 9:26 AM
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday apologized for a remark about “white suburban moms” opposing new academic standards being pushed by the Obama administration. Duncan made the initial remarks during a meeting with state education leaders on Friday, as he sought to defend the Common Core state standards, an initiative that seeks to standardize what students through high school across the country should be taught. The measure includes rigorous testing standards that have been met with opposition from education groups and parents.