Culminating a years work, a panel of educators convened by the nations governors and state school superintendents released a set of proposed common academic standards on Wednesday. The standards, posted on the panels web site, lay out the panels vision of what American public school students should learn in math and English, year by year, from kindergarten to high school graduation
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Washington » President Barack Obama prodded states Monday to raise their school standards by using his best leverage: money.
Obama told governors he wants a change in law that would allow states to receive federal aid for poor students only if they adopt academic standards that are deemed to truly prepare children for college or careers out of high school. The move would require a change in the nation’s main elementary and secondary education law, which became known as the No Child Left Behind Act during the presidency of George W. Bush.
“U.S. unemployment is dismal right now, but slicing it by educational attainment makes a compelling case for anyone to increase their level of education. As shown below, Americans with bachelor’s degrees and higher have just a 4% unemployment rate. There isn’t an unemployment disaster for this demographic