Monday, August 2, 2010

Common Core's Standards Still Don't Make the Grade!!

Why Massachusetts and California Must Retain Control Over Their Academic Destinies
Pioneer Institute White Paper by Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman, July 30, 2010
The case for national standards rests in part on the need to remedy the inconsistent and inferior quality of many state standards and tests in order to equalize academic expectations for all students. The argument also addresses the urgent need to increase academic achievement for all students. In mathematics and science in particular, the United States needs much higher levels of achievement than its students currently demonstrate for it to remain competitive in a global economy.

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