ERIC Number: EJ831329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-4
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National Standards Gain Steam: Governors' Embrace Rooted in Competitiveness Concerns
Hoff, David J.
Education Week, v28 n23 p1, 20-21 Mar 2009
This article reports that the National standards--once the untouchable "third rail" of American education policy--now have the backing of the nation's governors, a growing number of education leaders, and the U.S. secretary of education. The National Governors Association last week adopted a policy statement endorsing a process to develop common academic standards by comparing student performance on international tests. The governors join several education groups--the Council of the Great City Schools, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the American Federation of Teachers among them--in endorsing the idea that the nation should set a common definition of what students should know and be able to do.
Descriptors: National Standards, Academic Standards, Political Attitudes, Social Support Groups, Student Evaluation, Standardized Tests, Global Approach, Position Papers, Coordination
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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