What is Obama's K-12 education legacy?
from eSchool News
Common Core, Race to the Top, and the Every Student Succeeds Act — just a few top-down, often-controversial, metrics-heavy K-12 reform initiatives favored by the Obama administration that seemed to have a lot more traction during the president's first-term with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the helm than during the second term. "President Barack Obama will perhaps be best remembered for what many considered a top-down approach to education reform, and Arne Duncan was the architect of that strategy," writes Tara Garcia Mathewson for EducationDIVE. From a strong support of Common Core to even the ESSA, "a strict emphasis on standards is one of the biggest marks of the administration."
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