Thursday, March 11, 2010

Standard Issues

A brand-new set of Core Standards may soon replace the patchwork quilt of local standards that Teaching Artists have to consult when planning in-class workshops.

A panel of educators convened by the nation’s governors and state school superintendents proposed a uniform set of academic standards on Wednesday, laying out their vision for what all the nation’s public school children should learn in math and English...

The comments section of the article is already on fire and you might want to join in if you can stand the vitriol. The first reader calls for the abolition of the Teacher's union and the NEA, while the second insults the text-book writing skills of Texans.

Teaching Artists who would like to share their opinions on this matter may want to complete the official feedback form for the proposed set of Core Standards online.

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