December 8, 2021

Education Sec. Arne Duncan Makes Wild Claim About Why Some ‘White Suburban Moms’ Oppose Common Core

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reportedly said on Friday that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards is derived from wealthy white mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.

According to the Washington Post, Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents he found it “fascinating” opposition comes from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t as good as they though they were.”

Education Sec. Arne Duncan Says Some White Suburban Moms Oppose Common Core Because it Shows Their Kids Arent Brilliant

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks to students at School Without Walls August 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Common Core State Standards were designed to better the education system and has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Nonetheless, the standards have ignited controversy, with many critical they actually harm the education system.

Last week a video showing a Tennessee high school senior speaking out against the standards at a school board meeting went viral, enjoying over one-million views as of publication.