Arne Duncan’s latest gaffe highlights the critical inequities of federal education “reforms.” Reversing these trends will require policymakers to acknowledge that education alone cannot create perfect equity of opportunity.  Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hastily walked back his comments recently after dismissing Common Core opponents as “white suburban moms”  who had suddenly realized that their

California is placing a new emphasis on local community needs and closing the poverty achievement gap in education, and the rest of the country would do well to follow. As our country’s economy has limped along from one crisis to another over the past several years, the impact of state and federal austerity measures on