Education Secretary Arne Duncan Slams Texas School System for No Apparent Reason – Tiffany Gabbay
Why is Secretary of Education Arne Duncan down on the Texas school system, and more pointedly, Rick Perry — especially when Texas students reportedly scored right around the national averages in reading and math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress? That is the question being asked by Time’s Andrew Rotherman.
Time also points out that an August report released by the group that administers the ACT college-admissions exam, reveals Texas high school graduates barely trail the national averages for college readiness.
It is for this reason Time‘s Rotherman found Duncan’s revelation on Bloomberg Television that the Texas school system “has really struggled” under Rick Perry, to be particularly odd. During the interview Duncan stated that “far too few of their [Texas’] high school graduates are actually prepared to go on to college,“ and added that he feels ”very, very badly for the children” in Texas.
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