Standards, Title I Link Scrutinized
Obama Proposal Has Some Warning of Federal Intrusion
The Obama administration’s proposal to make federal funding for disadvantaged students contingent on states’ adoption of reading and math standards intended to prepare students for college or a career has drawn sharp criticism from groups representing grassroots educators and state lawmakers, even as some governors and members of Congress appear open to the idea.
The proposal, which would be rolled into the administration’s still-emerging plan for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, would link the law’s flagship Title I program to a push for higher academic standards that has gained new national momentum.
It would require states either to join with their counterparts in developing rigorous, college- and career-ready standards, or work with institutions of higher education to set standards that would ensure high school graduates are ready to enter postsecondary...
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