How Would They Affect You?
In the U.S., schools began as communities banded together. They are still supervised by local school boards. More recently, states adopted standards of learning, and now there is a movement toward national standards. In June 2010 the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School officers released the final version of the Common Core State Standards for grades K-12. States can decide whether to adopt them. But in the competition among states for “Race to the Top” federal grants, the U.S. Department of Education announced, even before the standards were released, that they were giving extra points to states that adopt these as their own standards.
How will this affect special education? See the Learning Disabillities Association’s response here.
More importantly, how about homeschoolers?
To see Home School Legal Defense Association’s response, click here.