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American School Board Journal, 2000
Summarizes research reports that discuss students' ignorance about U.S. government, document modest progress toward Goals 2000 objectives, suggest changing and/or limiting school boards' roles, enumerate major societal threats to children, and reveal parents' lack of knowledge about charter schools and vouchers. (MLH)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Charter Schools, Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Vouchers
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1995
Controversy surrounds the recently released voluntary national standards for U.S. history and world history. At the center of the debate is the issue of how history should be portrayed. Directions for ordering copies of the history standards and sample passages from the standards guidebooks are provided in sidebars to the article. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
Ravitch, Diane – American School Board Journal, 1995
In this excerpt from her new book, "National Standards in American Education: A Citizen's Guide," Diane Ravitch argues that there are steps local school boards, parents, and communities can take to implement educational reform and high academic standards. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Hardy, Lawrence, Ed.; Bushweller, Kevin, Ed. – American School Board Journal, 1999
Begins with a look at the year's major education news: implications of the massacre at Columbine High School, major Supreme Court decisions, and pro- and anti-voucher political rhetoric. Following is an analysis of how the nation is doing on the Goals 2000. Other sections take the pulse of public education and analyze the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, Educational Trends