Saturday, April 18, 2009

Arne Duncan in the Chicago Tribune

Close to home and right on target regarding

mathematics standards and assessment in the Show Me State.

"In too many places, including Illinois, we are lying to children now. [When] we tell a child they are meeting the state standards, the logical implication is that child's on track to be successful. In too many places, including Illinois, if you are meeting state standards you are barely qualified to graduate from high school and you are totally unqualified to go to a university and graduate," he said.

Say It Ain't So!!