Friday, February 12, 2010

The Emporer's New Standards


Kentucky yesterday became the first state to adopt common academic standards that were drafted as part of a nationwide initiative to establish a widely shared and ambitious vision of student learning.

With a unanimous vote Wednesday morning, the Kentucky board of education approved the substitution of the common standards in mathematics and English/language arts for the state’s own standards in those two subjects.

Yes, they just adopted a set of standards that haven't been finished or publicly reviewed. Also disturbing is that the commentary in the article is all clearly exclusively about math. They could have very easily just made this a math initiative, as that seems to be all any of the drivers of the project seem to have an interest in.

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