Don’t politicize education standards

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The U.S. education system recently received a report card from the OECD, a think tank for developed countries. America’s grades weren’t pretty.

Twenty-nine countries out-performed the United States in math. Nineteen did better in reading. America fared even worse than the last time the survey was conducted in 2009.

Clearly, America needs higher educational standards. But instead of working with state education leaders to implement such standards, some state legislators are waging a turf war over who decides what kids should learn.

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