Subject-Matter Groups Want Voice in Standards
Math, Reading Associations Fear They'll Be Overlooked
Some of the country’s largest subject-matter groups are worried they will be ignored in the process of setting national academic standards that is now under way.
Major professional teaching associations have long wielded broad influence over curriculum and instruction through their publication of voluntary national standards spelling out what students need to know.
Now, a coalition of state leaders has begun working on a separate effort to craft common academic standards, in the hope of bringing unprecedented cohesion to the reading and math...
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