Former Arne Duncan staffer: ESSA mandates Common Core

By Truth in American Education on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Common Core 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peter Cunningham, the former assistant secretary for communications at the U.S. Department of Education, served under outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He called U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander’s victory lap over the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act “misleading” in an article […]


Arne Duncan: ESSA embodies the ‘core of our agenda’

By Truth in American Education on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Politico Pro just released an interview with outgoing U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that is pretty damning of Congressional Republican leadership. They asked about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). I’m stunned. at how much better it ended up than either [House or Senate] bill going into conference. I had a […]


Common Core standards documentary ‘Building the Machine’ debuts

By Illinois Review on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 in Common Core No Comments

CHICAGO – If there is one issue the left and right seem to agree on, it is their mutual dislike of Common Core. In 2009, when the program was first introduced as part of the $3.5 billion federal education grant program called “Race to the Top,” states desperate for education dollars bought in wholeheartedly, many […]