Texans don’t want their sovereignty and their children’s education in a noose knotted by Washington bureaucrats. (Besides, they have too much fun battling out curriculum.)
The purpose of the Common Core State Standards Initiative is to develop a single framework to educate youths and prepare them for college and the work force.
But, here again, expecting all children to learn in lock step simply doesn’t make sense. As Jughead would say, “Duh.”
The folks working on the initiative want your input. Become a Texan: Visit corestandards.org, speak now or forever hold your opinion.
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Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...
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