Former Arne Duncan staffer: ESSA mandates Common Core

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

Facebook Twitter RedditWASHINGTON, 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 […]


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

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

Facebook Twitter RedditWASHINGTON, 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 […]


Obama administration angers its friends in the teachers union by supporting anti-tenure court decision

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 in Other News, Reform No Comments

Facebook Twitter RedditWASHINGTON, D.C. – The recent landmark California court decision in Vergara v. California – which ruled the state’s teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional – is exposing a growing rift between the Obama administration and the teachers unions that twice helped to elect him.