New Education Standards

By: AP
By: AP

After months of debate, lawmakers are poised to vote on whether Michigan should continue implementing more rigorous education standards.
The House Education Committee on Thursday plans to consider a resolution letting the state put in place new uniform math and reading standards.
The new standards demand critical thinking and problem solving that supporters say will help move Michigan away from "mile wide, inch deep" teaching. But critics who see the yardsticks as an intrusion into local control of public schools successfully blocked state funding for the Common Core initiative in the budget that starts next week.
If the committee OKs the national Common Core standards, the full House could vote later in the day. Legislators are likely to put off a decision on also replacing standardize testing with new tests. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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