My Views on the PISA results

While I am somewhat disturbed by America’s scores on the PISA examination, I am even more disturbed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s remarks calling the scores “pictures of educational stagnation.”  After more than 12 years of President George W. Bush’s NO Child Left Behind and President Obama’s “Race For The Top” with their emphasis on high stakes testing and holding teacher’s accountable, I would assume, obviously incorrectly, that Duncan would assume some of the responsibility for the “educational stagnation.”