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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Money Induces States to Embrace National School Standards


“Less than two months after the nation’s governors and state school chiefs released their final recommendations for national education standards, 27 states have adopted them and about a dozen more are expected to do so in the next two weeks. Their support has surprised many in education circles, given states’ long tradition of insisting on retaining local control over curriculum…. States that adopt the standards by Aug. 2 win points in the competition for a share of the $3.4 billion to be awarded in September.” (New York Times, Wednesday)

Money talks, but it doesn’t improve education.

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