US Secretary of Education Arne on Common Core

Source: Mashable, Aug 2013

Duncan stressed the need to prepare students to compete in an increasingly demanding global job market.

In terms of content and standards, Duncan suggested adding subjects such ascomputer science, foreign language and financial literacy to the core curriculum. He adamantly defended the Common Core standards as a way for the U.S. to remain competitive globally and ensure requirements don’t get dumbed down “to make politicians look good.”

“Literally for the first time in our country’s history, a child in Massachusetts or a child in Maryland or a child in Mississippi, they’re going to be held to the same high standards,” Duncan said.

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