Peter Cunningham is the founder of Education Post and serves on its board. He served as Assistant Secretary for communications and outreach in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration. Prior to that he led communications for Chicago Public Schools. Full profile →
We should certainly be reflective about the results, but the clear takeaway is that we have more work to do, particularly in supporting the students who are struggling the most. Higher standards are the first step. More rigor is the next step. Children want and need to be challenged.