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ERIC Number: EJ1047570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-9664
Rethinking the High School Diploma
Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Kress, Sandy
Education Next, v15 n1 p48-53 Win 2015
As states move to implement the Common Core State Standards, key challenges remain. One is how to make sure a high school diploma acknowledges what students have achieved. Should states adopt a two tiered diploma, in which students who pass internationally aligned Common Core exams at a career- and college-ready level receive an "academic" diploma, while students who fail to meet that bar receive a "basic" diploma? Yes, say three prominent thinkers who have long wrestled with questions of standards, testing, equity, and excellence. This article features a discussion with Chester E. Finn, Jr., a distinguished senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Richard D. Kahlenberg, author of the definitive autobiography of Albert Shanker, and Sandy Kress, who advised President George W. Bush on the No Child Left Behind Act.
Hoover Institution. Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010. Tel: 800-935-2882; Fax: 650-723-8626; e-mail: educationnext@hoover.stanford.edu; Web site: http://educationnext.org/journal/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; Adult Education
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Language: English
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