Video: Exiting the National Standards Bandwagon

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Heritage Foundation Panel – April 17, 2012

“The Obama Administration, intent on furthering federal intervention in education, has spent billions incentivizing states to adopt national standards and tests. Adopting national standards means ceding control of the content taught in local schools to national organizations and distant bureaucrats in Washington. Nationalizing the content taught in local schools further removes parents – those with the most at stake in their children’s education – from the equation. With little public notice, too many state leaders have jumped on the national standards bandwagon, despite tremendous costs in terms of dollars and liberty lost. But it’s not too late to reverse course. Conservative state leaders who want to regain control of standards, testing, and curricula have a way out.

The panelists discussed the tremendous costs to educational liberty posed by national standards and tests and why state leaders should reject this latest federal overreach.”

More About the Speakers

Theodor Rebarber
CEO and Founder, AccountabilityWorks

Kent Talbert
Co-Founder, Talbert & Eitel, PLLC

Williamson M. Evers, Ph.D.
Research Fellow and Member, Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, The Hoover Institution

Jim Stergios
Executive Director, Pioneer Institute

Sandra Stotsky, Ph.D.
21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas

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