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Opinion: Common Core Critiques Don’t Account for Students

Recently, US Education Secretary Arne Duncan push backed on the criticism, pointing out that the higher standards resulting in lower test scores should not deter parents from supporting the Common Core.

An opinion piece in the New York Post supports Duncan’s stance and argues that the Common Core is essential for preventing the kind of grade inflation previously seen in New York:

Public education’s problems are legion, but few are more corrosive to student accomplishment — and to public confidence — than grade inflation. That was Duncan’s point.

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