Breaking: Texas has rejected federal science standards
|July 10, 2012||Posted by News under science education, News|
Add education to the growing list of issues where Texas differs from the federal government. The state has no plans to adopt new national science standards, known as The Next Generation Science Standards. The standards are expected to formally roll out next year to chart a national curriculum for science students from kindergarten through high school graduation. Barbara Cargill, chairwoman of the Texas Board of Education, tells KTRH the standards aren’t necessary here. “We have developed our own very rigorous, excellent science standards here in Texas with the input of teachers, educators, university professors, parents, etc.”
We are agog. We are aghast. Is someone talking back at last?
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