Learning standards in the U.S.

˙ PREAL Blog

We are pleased to share a recent article from TIME magazine analyzing the debate on adopting national learning standards in U.S. The article makes three points that are particularly interesting:

1) common standards are a prerequisite to successfully implementing other education reforms, including properly training, evaluating and rewarding teachers, assessing the success of innovations in education based on a common set of expectations, and identifying successful and unsuccessful schools; 2) standards should be comparable to those of other countries so as to show how globally competitive the country’s labor force is; and 3) standards should be developed by “reasonable educators and experts” rather than directly by the federal government.

TIME | How to Raise the Standard in America’s Schools


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