Duncan Gives an Inch to CCSS Schools

Secretary of Education offers extension for schools using testing in evaluations.


As Common Core aligned assessments are rolled out all across the nation, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan is taking heat and receiving complaints from parents, educators and administrators alike. In a back-to-school letter, he addressed concerns about standardized testing and announced new measures that offer more flexibility to schools to make the transition smoother. Duncan shared three principle complaints in the debate about assessment in schools.