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Why it Might Finally Be Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's Moment of Truth

Liz Dwyer

Arne Duncan's federal policies have backed standardized testing and the Common Core standards. But now that 37 states and D.C. have been rocked by cheating scandals, and public backlash is growing over the top-down nature of the Common Core and the "produce or else" and "them against us" culture in education, John Merrow argues that the ball is in Duncan's court to change things. And, he needs to take action before it's too late.

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