State Standard Hypocrisy

The governors and chiefs of 49 states (including IL) have signed onto a pledge to create and adopt common national standards in education, according to today's Washington Post and EdWeek (46 States, DC Plan to Draft Common Standards, 46 States Commit to Common Standards Push).

Worth noting that three states signed on overnight, that there's no timeline or hard and fast commitment to go with the common standards, and that our boy Arne Duncan has -- after years of touting his accomplishments based on low IL state standards and cut scores -- has been given a free pass to tout national standards instead. Argh. Gak.

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