First there were Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Missouri. Now you can add Florida as the latest state to withdraw from PARCC, with bills pending in Michigan and Ohio. Meanwhile, Arne Duncan creates a straw man and labels it a liar in order to cover his own mendacity. No one is claiming that ED wrote or mandated the Rotted Common Core, but we are claiming that ED was in total agreement with the contracted work on the Core done by David Coleman and paid for the Oligarchs, and then ED actively bribed states to adopt the Core in order to have a chance at Race to the Top money. Without the Duncan bribes, most states would have bothered to join this losing and miseducative cause.