The Federal Government, States, and Standards:
A 25-Year Partnership?
Twenty-five years ago this month, President George H.W. Bush and the nation’s governors gathered for a two-day summit in Charlottesville, Va., to discuss a single policy issue—education. The Sept. 27-28, 1989, gathering was a crucial point in the push for standards-based education accountability.
Aftershocks continue from the 1989 meeting in Charlottesville, Va., where the White House and the nation's governors took an aggressive turn toward standards-based accountability in public education.Read Story
View TimelineSee how the summit fits into the broader picture of standards-based education reform.