A Quote to End All Quotes from Arne Duncan's Chief of Staff:
If new standards will do nothing to improve learning, why were they pushed so aggressively? The comments of Joanne Weiss, chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, are telling. She wrote in the Harvard Business Review that the
Common Core "radically alters the market ... Previously, these markets operated on a state-by-state basis, and often on adistrict-by-district basis. But the adoption of common standards and shared assessments means that education entrepreneurs
will enjoy national markets where the best products can be taken to scale."