No Strings Attached

May 2010
Principal;May/Jun2010, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p68
The author discusses proposed changes in disbursement of Title I funds which would require states to adopt common core standards or certify with their state colleges that existing standards ensure students are college- or career-ready. She argues against the proposal because it will exclude needy children, the standards are a work in progress, and it tempts states, districts and schools with large sums, concentrating resources to a select few and threatening harsh punishment for noncompliance.


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