When it comes to the federal takeover of education standards, we may have lost the battle here in Massachusetts, but there’s a war brewing on the national stage, thanks to Texas Governor Rick Perry, the likely new head of the Republican Governor’s Association.
Pioneer’s Jim Stergios notes:
Perry, as the head of the RGA, may force the National Governors Association, which together the CCSSO, Achieve Inc., and the Gates Foundation, acted as cheerleaders for national standards, to revisit its position in support of national standards.
The blog offers some interesting possibilities for the role of the ed standards debate in the upcoming presidential election– will any Republican candidates support them? Romney? Pawlenty? Hmmmm.