National Standards?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by ku_alum, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. ku_alum

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    I don't know about improving education, but it would definitely put everybody on the same playing field. In SC we have the second hardest standards and state test, while other states don't have the bar set as high. It doesn't matter to me where the bar is set, per se, but I would like to see apples being compared to apples for a change.
     
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    It would be good to have each state on the same page as far as standards go. That way if a student moves from one state to another, it's not as difficult figuring out what classes the student has taken and what classes they need.
     
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    I wonder if he wants to have a national exam?

    We have math organizations like the NCTM and science orgnaizations who have published national principles and standards children in the US should aquire.
     
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    I dunno.
    Something has got to be better than high stakes testing in grades 3-8, 10-11 across multiple subjects. So many of my students are just DONE with school because it is all about the tests.
     
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    I like the idea. I've had so many kids move to Florida and tell me they've already done this, read this, know this.

    Plus, I think the FL standards are poorly-written and ambiguous. Particularly the LA ones.
     
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    My initial thoughts are they'd have to be set low for everyone to fit in and for all to be happy. Schools are dumbed down enough already.
     
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    They might need to be introduced over a period of years, starting with the younger grades, or perhaps phased in and made more rigorous over a period of years.
     

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